The Art and Science of Natural Dyes

Principles, Experiments, and Results

by Joy Boutrup and Catharine Ellis

The Art and Science of Natural Dyes
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The complete manual for natural dyers! This long-awaited guide explains the general principles of natural dyeing, and brims with detailed information to help dyers become more accomplished at their craft through an increased understanding of the process. Special techniques of printing and discharging indigo are also featured. This is the reference for dyers and printers who wish to more completely understand the "why" and the "how," while ensuring safe and sustainable practices. Written by a textile engineer and chemist (Boutrup) and a textile artist and practitioner (Ellis), its detailed and tested recipes for every process make it the ideal resource for dyers with any level of experience.

This book covers:

Essential recipes and information to improve your skills and results. 

Covers theory, fibers, mordants, dyes, printing, organic indigo vats, finishing, color mixing, fastness, and more.

Photos feature more than 450 dyed samples, illustrating results and comparisons of actual dye tests.

Spiral bound, hard cover, 175 pages 

Made in: CHINA (CN)

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I'm so glad I invested in this book. The information is well-organized complete and easily accessible and best of all it explains why things work or don't work. There's chemistry but I mostly skipped that part. This book has it all. Easy to read too.
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