Art and Science of Natural Dyes

Art and Science of Natural Dyes
Item Number: DB-9780764356339
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By Joy Boutrup and Catharine Ellis. Dyeing textiles can seem like magic, with some beautiful results . . . and some not so lovely. It's not magic, though, and giving yourself a foundation in the science behind why you get the results you do makes it not only possible to avoid the fiascos but also replicate and build on the successes. This comprehensive book by Boutrup and Ellis makes the science, both chemistry and physics, understandable and easy to apply to your dye process. Full-color photos accompany the text, illustrating the processes and comparing the results you get by varying the recipes. The chapters are:

  • Dyeing Texties
  • Fibers
  • Dyes
  • Mordants
  • Immersion Dyeing
  • Indigo
  • Mixing and Shading Colors
  • Printing
  • Finishing of Dyed and Printed Textiles
  • Dye Fastness
  • Recipes

Hardcover over spiral binding; 175 pages