Botanists and anyone who works with fiber crafts (amateur or professional) will welcome this clear account of 48 plants from which natural dyes can be obtained, including elderberry, henna, indigo, madder, and saffron. Each plant is beautifully illustrated by GretelDalby-Quenet, a skilled botanical artist, in a full-page painting that also shows the dye colors the plant can yield. The book is unusual in that it combines considerable botanical and chemical information with hands-on practical advice on treating the plants to obtain the most characteristic colors.Published at $19.95 Our last copies available at $9.98
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This clear account of plants from which natural dyes can be obtained will be welcomed not only by all who work with fiber arts but also by botanists. Most well-known dye plants are discussed, and each plant is beautifully illustrated.About the Author:
John Cannon was Keeper of Botany at the Natural History Museum, London, until his retirement in 1990.
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Book Description Timber Press, Incorporated, 1994. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110881923028