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  • Resource Database / Crafts & Indigenous Skills / Weaving & Cordage / Dying & Fibers

    Resources: 8 listings
    Name and Description Nation Location
    A Lesson to Dye For
      US - Northeast
    An Integrated Science - History - Art Unit On Plant Dyes -- This unit introduces students to plant dyes and their history and highlights investigative skills as they explore variables in their own plant dyeing.
    Caveman to Chemist: Dye
    We have seen that from very early times (about 20,000 BC) clothing made of spun yarn had been used, in large part to communicate the identity and status of the wearer. There is indirect evidence of woven cloth (loom weights) dating to 5500 BC. Much of the appeal of woven cloth comes from the use of colored yarns to produce patterns in the weave. In order to survive repeated uses and washings, these colors must be fast, that is, they must not wash out with water.
    More sites on cavemanchemistry.com
    Fiber Resources Page
    General Information & Coming Events / Dyeing / Fibers / Guilds and Associations / Commercial Sites / Fiber Processors / Publications / Retail and/or Mail Order Shops / Suppliers and Manufacturers / Other Commercial Sites.
    More sites on www.home.earthlink.net
    Griffin Dyeworks
    Information on using several types of natural dyes including Brazilwood, madder, cochineal, cutch, henna, indigo, osage orange and walnut husks.
    Nature Bulletins - Indian Dyes
    In regions such as our Southwest and among the "woodland" Indians east of the Mississippi, where pottery was made and there was weaving of baskets or cloth, such articles were also decorated with designs in color. Long expeditions were made to obtain certain materials, directly or by trading, including materials for dyes.
    More sites on www.newton.dep.anl.gov
    Period Plant Dyes
    This file is part of a collection of files called Stefanšs Florilegium.
    More sites on www.florilegium.org
    Rivendell's Botany Page
    The Art and Science of Dyeing - Dyes are materials that give color to other substances, such as yarn, food, paper, and cloth. Although synthetic dyeing methods have taken over in the last century, dyeing materials still abound in the natural world today. Some weeds produce light tan or yellow coloring, which others may produce beautiful shades that become faded with exposure to light. Lightfast colors, those that keep their true shade for the longest time, were at one point a key subtance in international trade, household life, and local commerce.
    The Prairie Fibers Company
      United States
    Carry a complete line of Natural Dyes, Paints & Pigments. We have a very large selection of dyes native to the Plains/Prairie We have an extensive line of Natural Dye books, fibers and fabric ready for dyeing in addition to fabrics and fibers that have been eco-dyed using natural dyes.

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