Natural Color

Natural Color

Natural Color

A book of seasonal projects using the brilliant spectrum of colors derived from plants to naturally dye your clothing and home textiles.

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Genre : Art
Author : Sasha Duerr
Publisher : Watson-Guptill
Release : 2016
Total Pages : 263 Pages
ISBN : 9781607749363


Natural Color

Natural Color

A beautiful book of seasonal projects for using the brilliant spectrum of colors derived from plants to naturally dye your clothing and home textiles. Organized by season, Natural Color is a beautifully photographed guide to the full range of plant dyes available, drawn from commonly found fruits, flowers, trees, and herbs, with accompanying projects. Using sustainable methods and artisinal techniques, designer, artist, and professor Sasha Duerr details achievable ways to apply these limitless color possibilities to your home and wardrobe. Whether you are new to dyeing or more practiced, Duerr's clear and simple ingredients lists, step-by-step instructions, and detailed breakouts on techniques such as shibori, dip-dye, and block printing will ensure beautiful results. With recipes to dye everything from dresses and sweaters to rugs and napkins, Natural Color will inspire fashion enthusiasts, home decorators, textile lovers, and everyone else who wants to bring more color into their life.

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Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
Author : Sasha Duerr
Publisher : Watson-Guptill
Release : 2016-08-23
Total Pages : 272 Pages
ISBN : 9781607749370


Knowledge Based Interpretation Of Outdoor Natural Color Scenes

Knowledge Based Interpretation Of Outdoor Natural Color Scenes

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Genre : Computers
Author : Yuichi Ohta
Publisher : Morgan Kaufmann
Release : 1985
Total Pages : 136 Pages
ISBN : 0273086731


Natural Palettes

Natural Palettes

Renowned natural dyer, artist, and educator Sasha Duerr envisions a new age of fresh, modern color palettes, drawing from our original source of inspiration and ingredients—the natural world around us. This innovative plant-based color-guide includes twenty-five palettes with five hundred natural color swatches, providing inspiration for sustainable fashion, textiles, fine art, floral design, food, medicine, gardening, interior design, and other creative disciplines. Bring the healing power of forest bathing into your home with a palette of spruce cones, pine needles, and balsam branches. Move past Pantone and embrace the natural balance of a pollinator palette with Hopi sunflower, red poppy, echinacea, and scabiosa. Duerr complements the palettes with short essays that provide useful information. She connects the colors with particular landscapes, the restorative qualities of medicinal plants, common garden flora, lifestyle experiences, food and floral waste, and the ecological benefits of using organic materials to create colors. You may never view color—or your plants—the same way again.

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Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
Author : Sasha Duerr
Publisher : Chronicle Books
Release : 2020-04-21
Total Pages : Pages
ISBN : 9781616899295


Harvesting Color

Harvesting Color

"'Harvesting Color' presents the entire process of infusing your life with color--finding the right plants, harvesting them at the best time, transforming the crop into beautiful dye, and, finally, marring pigment to fiber. In this beautiful book, Rebecca Burgess showcases thre dozen common plants that yield striking hues. Citing fascinating botanical lore, she demystifies the process of recognizing each plant in the wild. For those you can grow yourself, she details when to sow the seed and how to nuture the plant. For all the plants, you'll learn the optimal time to harvest, as well as how to extract the best dyes" --Cover flap.

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Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
Author : Rebecca Burgess
Publisher : Artisan Books
Release : 2011-01-01
Total Pages : 180 Pages
ISBN : 9781579654252


A Natural History Of Color

A Natural History Of Color

Is color a phenomenon of science or a thing of art? Over the years, color has dazzled, enhanced, and clarified the world we see, embraced through the experimental palettes of painting, the advent of the color photograph, Technicolor pictures, color printing, on and on, a vivid and vibrant celebrated continuum. These turns to represent reality in “living color” echo our evolutionary reliance on and indeed privileging of color as a complex and vital form of consumption, classification, and creation. It’s everywhere we look, yet do we really know much of anything about it? Finding color in stars and light, examining the system of classification that determines survival through natural selection, studying the arrival of color in our universe and as a fulcrum for philosophy, DeSalle’s brilliant A Natural History of Color establishes that an understanding of color on many different levels is at the heart of learning about nature, neurobiology, individualism, even a philosophy of existence. Color and a fine tuned understanding of it is vital to understanding ourselves and our consciousness.

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Genre : Science
Author : Rob DeSalle
Publisher : Pegasus Books
Release : 2020-05-05
Total Pages : 304 Pages
ISBN : 1643134426


Nature S Palette

Nature S Palette

A gorgeous expanded edition of Werner's Nomenclature of Colours, a landmark reference book on color and its origins in nature First published in 1814, Werner's Nomenclature of Colours is a taxonomically organized guide to color in the natural world. Compiled by German geologist Abraham Gottlob Werner, the book was expanded and enhanced in 1821 by Patrick Syme, who added color swatches and further color descriptions, bringing the total number of classified hues to 110. The resulting resource has been invaluable not only to artists and designers but also to zoologists, botanists, mineralogists, anatomists, and explorers, including Charles Darwin on the famous voyage of the Beagle. Nature's Palette makes this remarkable volume available to today's readers, and is now fully enhanced with new illustrations of all the animals, plants, and minerals Werner referenced alongside each color swatch. Readers can see "tile red" in a piece of porcelain jasper, the breast of a cock bullfinch, or a Shrubby Pimpernel. They can admire "Berlin blue" on a piece of sapphire, the Hepatica flower, or the wing feathers of a jay. Interspersed throughout the book are lavish feature pages displaying cases of taxidermy, eggs, shells, feathers, minerals, and butterflies, with individual specimens cross-referenced to the core catalog. Featuring contributions by leading natural history experts along with more than 1,000 color illustrations and eight gatefolds, Nature's Palette is the ideal illustrated reference volume for visual artists, naturalists, and anyone who is captivated by color.

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Genre : Art
Author : Patrick Baty
Publisher : Princeton University Press
Release : 2021-05-18
Total Pages : 288 Pages
ISBN : 9780691217048


Journeys In Natural Dyeing

Journeys In Natural Dyeing

An international study of natural dyeing aimed at teaching beautiful techniques Similar to cooking and the act of sharing meals, our relationship to textiles is a core tenet of our human experience. Creating textiles cultivates connection, belonging, community, and friendships among people. In the world of textiles, natural dyeing is the closest we come to the act of cooking. Journeys in Natural Dyeing shares the story of Kristine Vejar and Adrienne Rodriguez’s travels to four countries—Iceland, Mexico, Japan, and Indonesia—where they visited natural dyers who use locally-sourced dyes to create textiles that evoke beauty, a connection to their environment, and showcase their mastery of skill. This book shares their process of using their own locally-grown dyes and includes recipes and projects to create more than 400 shades of color. In addition, you will learn how to use your own natural environment to create deep, beautiful colors. No matter where you live, creating color naturally is possible.

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Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
Author : Kristine Vejar
Publisher : Abrams
Release : 2020-10-13
Total Pages : 240 Pages
ISBN : 9781683359890


The Natural Soap Color Palette

The Natural Soap Color Palette

The Natural Soap Color Palette gives you the tools you need to color your soap with nature's own colorants. Join Kandra in her exploration of over 22 natural soap colors from infusions and custom blends. You'll be empowered to start your own soap color experiments and be on your way to creating your own new color blends: - Learn how to make botanical infusions, teas, decoctions, and slurries. - Understand how to masterbatch lye, what a water discount actually is, and how to use ratio's for simplified water calculations.- Find out how to track your infusions, and how to calculate how much oil you have in an infusion jar.- Learn how to make a single bar "micro" batch.- Learn how to mix existing colors to make new colors, including blended greens and an array of purples. - Learn how colors fade overtime, and what to do about it.- Discover how to keep your soaps white and why not all charcoal makes black soap while some makes soap too black.- Includes Kandra's recipe for her "anti-alkanet" purple powder!About the Author and Soapmaker: Kandra has been making soap with natural colorants since 2010. She is the proud mother of 3 homeschooled children and lives with her husband in Denver, Colorado. Her struggles with finding a perfect reproducible purple started her down her path to color blending, finding new ways to create soap colors with all-natural ingredients, and have introduced her to lifelong along the way. She wrote this guide to natural colors with the hopes of sharing her joy of soapmaking, nature, and the combination of her artistic passions with other soapmakers. Kandra's natural soap colors have been brightening the showers and sinks of her customers for years, and now they can find a new glory in your soaps! This book a guide to help you understand how to extract colors from nature through infusions, teas, decoctions, and botanicals. It will help you to not only have a better understanding of the process but provide the skills you need to go beyond simply following instructions from a recipe. You will have a better understanding of how your ingredients affect the color of your soap and how to create your own unique soap colors.Colors featured in this book include: - Green: created from slurries and blends of yellows and blues - Orange: from infusions and carrots ranging from sunny yellows to bright orange and peach tones. - Purple: going beyond the all-might alkanet root and exploring how to blend a perfect purple from reds, blacks, and blues. - Black: including charcoal grays to midnight blacks that don't stain - White: understanding what makes a soap white, and how to manipulate your process to create a beautiful white to creamy off-white.

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Author : Kandra Churchwell
Publisher : Independently Published
Release : 2020-10-02
Total Pages : 98 Pages
ISBN : 9798693099098


Color

Color

In this vivid and captivating journey through the colors of an artist’s palette, Victoria Finlay takes us on an enthralling adventure around the world and through the ages, illuminating how the colors we choose to value have determined the history of culture itself. How did the most precious color blue travel all the way from remote lapis mines in Afghanistan to Michelangelo’s brush? What is the connection between brown paint and ancient Egyptian mummies? Why did Robin Hood wear Lincoln green? In Color, Finlay explores the physical materials that color our world, such as precious minerals and insect blood, as well as the social and political meanings that color has carried through time. Roman emperors used to wear togas dyed with a purple color that was made from an odorous Lebanese shellfish–which probably meant their scent preceded them. In the eighteenth century, black dye was called logwood and grew along the Spanish Main. Some of the first indigo plantations were started in America, amazingly enough, by a seventeen-year-old girl named Eliza. And the popular van Gogh painting White Roses at Washington’s National Gallery had to be renamed after a researcher discovered that the flowers were originally done in a pink paint that had faded nearly a century ago. Color is full of extraordinary people, events, and anecdotes–painted all the more dazzling by Finlay’s engaging style. Embark upon a thrilling adventure with this intrepid journalist as she travels on a donkey along ancient silk trade routes; with the Phoenicians sailing the Mediterranean in search of a special purple shell that garners wealth, sustenance, and prestige; with modern Chilean farmers breeding and bleeding insects for their viscous red blood. The colors that craft our world have never looked so bright.

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Genre : Art
Author : Victoria Finlay
Publisher : Random House
Release : 2007-12-18
Total Pages : 464 Pages
ISBN : 9780307430830