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Nature Provides Dyes for Rainbows, A Workshop Approach

 Author: Carol Leigh Brack-Kaiser  Category: Book  Publisher: Whitehall Printing Company  Published: 2015

A workshop approach for obtaining rainbows of colors during each of three different workshops: Missouri Dye Plants (locally found plants); Ancient Dyes (imported dyes commonly used in America before synthetic dyes in 1850s); Lesser-Known Ancient Dyes (those used in other countries).  Each of 26 dyes fill four pages: The plant or insect description and history; Pictures of the plant or insect and its habitat; The dye’s unique extraction process; And at least 8 colors from each dye on wool roving, raw silk and cotton fabrics. The Introduction includes Carol Leigh’s teaching and multi-cultural dye experiences of the past 35 years, PLUS full description on preparing different fibers to hold the dyes.  The Conclusion includes an extensive Gallery of dyed items created locally and from around the world.

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