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MAIRET, Ethel. Vegetable Dyes : Being a book of Recipes and other information useful to the Dyer. London: Faber and Faber, (1952). Eleventh Pritning. Pp. (4),1-68. 8vo, grey cloth with red titles to spine. "Hand-weaving had been entirely superseded by the power l;ooms of Manchester in 1908 when Mrs Mairet rebelled against this annihilation of an essential art. She set up her own loom and has not only earned her living at it ever since but, through her pupils and imitators, has been the means of reviving the trade in allparts of the Empire. Men and women like their clothes and furnishings in m any colours, hence it is advisable for the weaver also to be the dyer. It is natural that he should look for his traditional colours in their native places rather than buy those from the laboratory conjured out of coal by thechemist. A visitor to Mrs Mairet's Weaving Room at Ditchling will find the dyeing shed an important adjunct. Here are lichens from the wilder parts o f Wales or Scotland, bracken, heather, gorse ... and in the garden a patch of weld )wild mignonette). And indigo, the most sensitive of all the dyes (but that comes from India). And madder (from France) for her brilliant reds.Vegetable dyes can always give standard for good colours and therefore the craft should still be carried on in small workshops." - from the dustjacket. Contents: 1. Wool, Silk, Cotton and Linen; 2. Mordants; 3. British Dye Plants; 4. The Lichen Dyes; 5. Blue; 6. Red; 7. Yellow; 8. Brown and Black;9. Green; 10. The Dyeing of Cotton; 11. The Dyeing of Silk. With glossary, bibliography, and index. Very good in nicked, unclipped dustjacket. 45.00
Title: Vegetable Dyes : Being a book of Recipes and other information useful to the Dyer. in dustjacket.
Publisher: Faber and Faber, London, 1952,:
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