Spectrum -Dye Plants of Ontario

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0969252005 309 pages including index and bibliography. Presented by the dyers of Ontario to those who share their appreciation of the plant world and join in their commitment to its conservation. Compiled from classic and contemporary books on plant dyeing, it is a pictorial catalogue of more than three hundred dye plants which grow or can be cultivated in the province or in regions with similar climates. The first section explains the dye project and its structures, together with material on plant gathering, plant identification and the plants themselves. The second section presents useful information on preparing the plants and fibres for the dyeing process. The experienced dyer will find unfamiliar plant sources for the dye pot; the inexperienced dyer will also find a review of mordanting and dyeing procedures. Represents one element of a fibre exhibition entitled Spectrum '86 - Natural Dyes, Natural Fibres", organized by the Burr House Spinners and Weavers Guild of Richimond Hill, Ontario. The exhibition and this catalogue arose in response to a call for special fibre events to celebrate the first biennial meeting of the Handweavers Guild of America to be held outside the United States, in Toronto in July, 1986. This catalogue represents the culmination of two years of research, experimentation and documentation - a cooperative effort on the parts of guilds and individuals, dyers and artists, from all parts of Ontario. Clean and unmarked with light wear. Nice copy.

Title: Spectrum -Dye Plants of Ontario

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Categories: Art, Crafts and Hobbies,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Richmond Hill, ON, Canada, Burr House Spinners: 1986

ISBN Number: 0969252005

ISBN Number 13: 9780969252009

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: 523A6792

Keywords: Spectrum - Dye Plants of Ontario Dyes and Dying Domestic Dye Plants 309 pages including index and bibliography. Presented by the dyers of Ontario to those who share their appreciation of the plant world and join in their commitment to its conservation. Compiled from classic and contemporary books on plant dyeing, it is a pictorial catalogue of more than three hundred dye plants which grow or can be cultivated in the province or in regions with similar climates. The first section explains the dye project and its structures, together with material on plant gathering, plant identification and the plants themselves. The second section presents useful information on preparing the plants and fibres for the dyeing process. The experienced dyer will find unfamiliar plant sources for the dye pot; the inexperienced dyer will also find a review of mordanting and dyeing procedures. Represents one element of a fibre exhibition entitled Spectrum '86 - Natural Dyes, Natural Fibres", organized by the Burr House Spinners and Weavers Guild of Richimond Hill, Ontario. The exhibition and this catalogue arose in response to a call for special fibre events to celebrate the first biennial meeting of the Handweavers Guild of America to be held outside the United States, in Toronto in July, 1986. This catalogue represents the culmination of two years of research, experimentation and documentation - a cooperative effort on the parts of guilds and individuals, dyers and artists, from all parts of Ontario,