Wild Colour A Handbook of Vegetable and Lichen Dye Recipes [E–book/E–pub]

Wild Colour A Handbook of Vegetable and Lichen Dye Recipes

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Natural dyes have been used "for centuries Archaeologists Have Found Evidence Of Textile Dyeing have found evidence of textile dyeing back to the Neolithic period "centuries Archaeologists have found evidence of textile dyeing dating back to the Neolithic period China dyeing with plants barks and insects has been traced back than 5000 years The essential process of dyeing changed little over time Typically the dye material is put in a pot of water and then the textiles to be dyed are added to the pot which put in a pot of water and then the textiles to be dyed are added to the pot which heated and stirred until the colour is transferred Textile fibre may be dyed before spinning dyed in the wool but most textiles are yarn dyed or piece dyed after weaving Many natural dyes euire the use of chemicals called mordants to bind the dye to the textile fibers; tannin from oak galls salt natural alum vinegar and ammonia from stale urine if you are brave enough why not were used by early dyers Many mordants and some dyes themselves produce strong odours and large scale dye works were often isolated in their own districtsTh. Roughout history people have dyed their textiles using common locally available materials but scarce dyestuffs that produced brilliant and permanent colours such as the natural invertebrate dyes Tyrian purple and crimson kermes became highly prized luxury items in the ancient and medieval world Plant based dyes such as woad Isatis tinctoria indigo saffron and madder were aised commercially and were important trade goods in the economies of Asia and Europe Across Asia and Africa raised commercially and were important trade goods in the economies of Asia and Europe Across Asia and Africa fabrics were produced using esist dyeing techniues to control the absorption of colour in piece dyed cloth Materials such as cochineal and logwood
HAEMATOXYLUM CAMPECHIANUM WERE BROUGHT TO EUROPE 
campechianum were brought to Europe the Spanish treasure "fleets and the dyestuffs of europe were carried "and the dyestuffs of Europe were carried colonists to AmericaThe discovery of man made synthetic dyes in the mid 19th century triggered a long decline in the large scale market for natural dyes Syn. ,

Thetic dyes which could be produced in large uantities and they uickly superseded natural dyes for the commercial textile production enabled by the industrial evolution and unlike natural dyes were suitable for the synthetic fibers that followed Artists of the Arts and Crafts Movement preferred the pure shades and subtle variability of natural dyes which mellow with age but preserve their true colors unlike early synthetic dyes and helped ensure that the old European techniues for "dyeing and printing with natural dyestuffs were preserved for use by home and craft dyers Natural dyeing techniues are also preserved "and printing with
NATURAL DYESTUFFS WERE PRESERVED FOR USE 
dyestuffs were preserved for use home and craft dyers Natural dyeing techniues are also preserved artisans in traditional cultures around the worldNow the natural dyes are coming back We have become concerned about the health and environmental impact of synthetic dyes in manufacturing and there is a growing demand for products that use natural dyes This little book is all about helping with th.