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Organic Fiber Dyeing: The Colonial Williamsburg Method

Organic Fiber Dyeing: The Colonial Williamsburg Method

Traditional Dyes for Modern Fabric Lovers. Color, color, and more color-dyeing fabric was just as important to the citizens of 18th-century America in places such as Williamsburg, Virginia, as it is to today's quilters and fabric artists. Using traditional dyestuffs in nontoxic ways, quilters can blend the historic old with a vibrant new world of pure color. Nine natural color sources are used in recipes to create 14 beautiful colors for wool, cotton, or linen fabrics, textiles, and yarns.

Item Number: 1423
By: Max Hamrick
From: American Quilter's Society (August 01, 2013)

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Traditional Dyes for Modern Fabric Lovers. Color, color, and more color-dyeing fabric was just as important to the citizens of 18th-century America in places such as Williamsburg, Virginia, as it is to today's quilters and fabric artists. Using traditional dyestuffs in nontoxic ways, quilters can blend the historic old with a vibrant new world of pure color. Nine natural color sources are used in recipes to create 14 beautiful colors for wool, cotton, or linen fabrics, textiles, and yarns.
SKU 1423
Weight 0.90 pounds
ISBN 978-1-60460-111-4
Binding Softback
Number of Pages 96
Number of Illustrations 90
Dimensions 8.50" x 11.00" x .25"
Publisher American Quilter's Society

Customer Reviews

Organic Fabric Dyeing — Review by Patty Martin
Overall Rating
This book includes a lot of detail on the history of fabric dyeing in America as well as how to dye fabrics organically. I found it interesting that very toxic chemicals used to be used in the dyeing process and a lot of these chemicals are now outlawed. They did a lot of research at Williamsburg to duplicate the old dye recipes, but replacing the toxic chemicals with chemicals which were just as effective, but not as toxic. They go into a lot of detail in the book on how to get different shades and tints of each color using the different combinations of ingredients. (Posted on 3/21/14)
Organic Fiber Dyeing: The Colonial Williamsburg Method — Review by James A. Cox, Editor-in-Chief
"Organic Fiber Dyeing: The Colonial Williamsburg Method provides details on color-dyeing fabric techniques used by 18th century Williamsburg people, and covers non-toxic dyeing methods used in traditional ways. Nine natural color sources are revealed in 'recipes' that demonstrate how to create 14 colors for all kinds of fabrics, textiles and yarn. Photos by Barbara Lombardi round out the information and provide fine embellishment to a lovely book highly recommended for any fiber artist interested in learning non-toxic and old dyeing sources and methods." --James A. Cox, Editor-in-Chief, The Midwest Book Review (Posted on 11/15/13)
Organic Fabric Dying — Review by Kathie R Kerler
A terrific book for anyone interested in dying with natural coloring agents. The author Max Hamrick clearly knows his subject. Included in the text is the history of dying during America's colonial era, a recipe with easy-to-find ingredients for nine colors, and a useful glossary. Plus, beautiful photographs. (Posted on 10/1/13)

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