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Traditional Scottish dyes

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Product description

This is a reissue of a book of recipes for dyeing wools. Scotland has a tradition of famous tweeds and tartans and is renowned throughout the world for the manufacture of cloth. In the past, dyeing methods were jealously guarded secrets handed down by word of mouth from one generation to the next. Jean Fraser, in this practical guide, has gathered together many of the old recipes before they become lost to us, though there has been a resurgence of interest in natural dyes in recent years. The collection of recipes is gathered from both local and scholarly sources, and is recommended for costume historians, as well as for dyers. This new edition includes a list of addresses of people who practise natural dyeing.There is a section on collection of plants, on mordants and wool, and then an enumeration of 75 plants and the recipes for making the dye.

Canongate paperback in very good condition, The price on the rear cover has been redacted. Otherwise the book is in excellent condition with good binding, shows signs of reading and shelf wear, but there are no internal marks apart from some minimal staining of the upper corner of the text block.

Item details

Author(s):
Jean Fraser
Condition:
Used: good
Dimensions:
19.5 x 12.5 cm
Edition:
1996
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0862415756
ISBN-13:
9780862415754
Number of pages:
134
Publisher:
Canongate
Title:
Traditional Scottish dyes

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This is a reissue of a book of recipes for dyeing wools. Scotland has a tradition of famous tweeds and tartans and is renowned throughout the world for the manufacture of cloth. In the past, dyeing methods were jealously guarded secrets handed down by word of mouth from one generation to the next. Jean Fraser, in this practical guide, has gathered together many of the old recipes before they become lost to us, though there has been a resurgence of interest in natural dyes in recent years. The collection of recipes is gathered from both local and scholarly sources, and is recommended for costume historians, as well as for dyers. This new edition includes a list of addresses of people who practise natural dyeing.There is a section on collection of plants, on mordants and wool, and then an enumeration of 75 plants and the recipes for making the dye.

Canongate paperback in very good condition, The price on the rear cover has been redacted. Otherwise the book is in excellent condition with good binding, shows signs of reading and shelf wear, but there are no internal marks apart from some minimal staining of the upper corner of the text block.

Author(s):
Jean Fraser
Condition:
Used: good
Dimensions:
19.5 x 12.5 cm
Edition:
1996
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0862415756
ISBN-13:
9780862415754
Number of pages:
134
Publisher:
Canongate
Title:
Traditional Scottish dyes

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