Lichen Dyes: The New Source Book

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Noted textile designer and lichen expert explains how to create and use dyes derived from lichens. Text covers history of the use of lichen pigments, safe dyeing methods, ecologically sound dyeing, and use of mordants, lichen identification, and more. Text also offers a fascinating history of Asian and European lichen pigments, Scottish, Irish, and Scandinavian domestic lichen dyes, and others.

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Overview

Noted textile designer and lichen expert explains how to create and use dyes derived from lichens. Text covers history of the use of lichen pigments, safe dyeing methods, ecologically sound dyeing, and use of mordants, lichen identification, and more. Text also offers a fascinating history of Asian and European lichen pigments, Scottish, Irish, and Scandinavian domestic lichen dyes, and others.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780486412313
  • Publisher: Courier Corporation
  • Publication date: 11/2/2011
  • Edition description: 2ND, REVISED
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 98
  • Sales rank: 609,333
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.20 (d)

Table of Contents


Contents
PREFACE: An Ethical Approach 1 Should You Use Lichen Dyes? 
1  History of Asian and Southern European Lichen Dyes
Ancient Purples  Phoenician Purples  Roman Murex and Orchil 6 Bronze and Iron Age Lichen
Dyes Florentine Orchil  Medieval and Renaissance Lichen
Dyes Industrial Revolution and Lichen
Dyes  The Cudbear Industry  Norwegian Korkje 
2  Domestic Lichen Dyes of Northern Europe and North America
Traditional Lichen Dye Methods  Domestic Scottish Lichen Dyes  Irish Lichen Dyes 
Scandinavian Lichen Dyes  Early American Lichen Dyes  American Aboriginal
Lichen Dyes 
3  Safe Lichen Dye Methods and Techniques
Safe Lichen Dyes  BWM Lichen Dyes  AM Lichen Dyes (Orsallia) European AM Dyes  Natural (and Unnatural)
Materials 
Fibre Preparation 
Equipment 
Light Fastness and Delayed
Rinsing 
Trouble-Shooting 
4  Eco Dyes and Alternative Mordants
Reduced Ammonia AM dye
Formula  Three-Step Solar Lichen Dyes  Three-Step POD Lichen Dyes  Fastness and Exhaust Dyes  Washing Dyed Fibres 
Lichen Dyes: The New Source Book
Lichens as Mordants  Found Materials and Household Mordants  How to Adjust AM Dye Bath pH 
5  Ethics and Lichen Identification
Code of Ethics  Lichens and Dye Pigments  Chemical Reagents (The C Test) 
How to Learn Lichen Identification9 "Found" Lichens 
Epilogue  Photographs and Illustrations  Glossary  Acknowledgements  Annotated Bibliography General Index  Name, Language, and Place Index 

 

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