By: Val Frieling Krohn-Ching (Author), Jay Wilson (Illustrator)
136 pages, Col illus
Val Frieling Krohn-Ching is a distinguished weaving and textile design artist whose curiosity and desire for experimenting has also made her the authority on dyeing with plant materials in Hawaii using wool fibers. She now shares the results of her years of experimentation – and her enthusiasm – with others. Even beginners can use her basic principles and techniques successfully to achieve new results of their own.Hawaii Dye Plants and Dye Recipes is itself an artistic production, filled with charming, botanically accurate pen-and-ink drawings to aid in plant identification. Instructions are concise and easy to follow. Interesting information about each plant enlivens the text, as do personal comments about the author's experimentation and sources of natural materials. A color chart, photographed from actual wool samples prepared by the author, shows more than 300 beautiful results that the natural dyer can achieve using recipes in Hawaii Dye Plants and Dye Recipes.
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