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Lesch, Alma

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ISBN 10: 0823056007 / ISBN 13: 9780823056002
Published by Watson- Guptill Publications (1972), New York, 1972
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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Third Printing, 146pp., just slight scuffing to spine ends, cover edges, else Very Good. Bookseller Inventory # 60394

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Publisher: Watson- Guptill Publications (1972), New York

Publication Date: 1972

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

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Dust jacket notes: "Here is a comprehensive modern guidebook to the ancient craft of vegetable dyeing for every craftsman who works with yarns and fabrics. A revival of interest in this craft is currently taking place because the distinctive color qualities that vegetable dyeing produces can be recognized almost immediately and cannot be duplicated - weavers in particular have found this method allows them to produce a unique variety and range of color. This book not only explains how to make and use dyes from a wide range of natural materials, but provides 151 recipes for the reader to try out. Alma Lesch, a recognized authority in the field, describes all the processes involved in vegetable dyeing; especially important, the author replaces chemical and botanical terms with terminology that every layman can understand. Specific instructions are given on equipment and work space; on collecting dye materials and preserving and documenting them; on making and preserving dye baths; on different fibers and their particular qualities; on making skeins of yarns; on scouring, stripping, and mordanting yarns to prepare them for dyeing...."

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