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    Description"This is the most comprehensive manual written on natural dyes since the early 1800s. Jim Liles has rescued ancient skills from near-extinction and shared them in a book that will inspire, challenge, and guide the modern dyer."--Rita Buchanan, author of A Weaver's Garden, and editor of the new Brooklyn Botanic Gardens Handbook on Natural Dyes" . . . a must for every dyer. The recipes are explicit and detailed as to success and failure."--Mary Frances Davidson For several thousand years, all dyes were of animal, vegetable, or mineral origin, and many ancient civilizations possessed excellent dye technologies. The first synthetic dye was produced in 1856, and the use of traditional dyes declined rapidly thereafter. By 1915 few non-synthetics were used by industry or craftspeople. The craft revivals of the 1920s explored traditional methods of natural dyeing to some extent, particularly with wool, although the great eighteenth- and nineteenth-century dye manuals, which recorded the older processes, remained largely forgotten. In The Art and Craft of Natural Dyeing, J. N. Liles consolidates the lore of the older dyers with his own first-hand experience to produce both a history of natural dyes and a practical manual for using pre-synthetic era processes on all the natural fibers--cotton, linen, silk, and wool. A general section on dyeing and mordanting and a glossary introduce the beginner to dye technology. In subsequent chapters, Liles summarizes the traditional dye methods available for each major color group. Scores of recipes provide detailed instructions on how to collect ingredients--flowers, weeds, insects, wood, minerals--prepare the dyevat, troubleshoot, and achieve specific shades. The book will appeal not only to beginning and veteran dyers but to students of restorations and reconstruction as well as to craftspeople--spinners, quilters, weavers, knitters, and other textile artists--interested in natural dyes for their beauty and historical authenticity. The Author: J. N. Liles is professor of zoology at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. He has taught at Arrowmont School and other regional craft schools and has exhibited his work at the Arrowmont School, the Southern Highland Handicraft Guild Folk Art Center, and the Carol Reece Museum.


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    Title
    Art Craft Natural Dyeing
    Subtitle
    Traditional Recipes Modern Use
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) J N Liles
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 222
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 234 mm
    Thickness: 15 mm
    Weight: 386 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780870496707
    ISBN 10: 0870496700
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: TEC
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S9.4
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    BISAC V2.8: TEC009010
    B&T General Subject: 250
    Ingram Subject Code: CR
    Libri: I-CR
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 26780
    BIC subject category V2: TDCB
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    BIC subject category V2: TC
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    DC21: 667.26
    DC22: 667.26
    B&T Approval Code: A04505600
    BIC subject category V2: WFBV
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    BISAC V2.8: CRA007000
    DC22: 667/.26
    LC classification: TT854.3 .L55 1990
    Edition statement
    New.
    Publisher
    University of Tennessee Press
    Imprint name
    University of Tennessee Press
    Publication date
    15 November 1990
    Publication City/Country
    Chicago
    Author Information
    The Author: J. N. Liles is professor of zoology at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. He has taught at Arrowmont School and other regional craft schools and has exhibited his work at the Arrowmont School, the Southern Highland Handicraft Guild Folk Art Center, and the Carol Reece Museum.