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Vegetable DyesBeing a Book of Recipes and Other Information Useful to the Dyer by Mairet, Ethel M.

Vegetable DyesBeing a Book of Recipes and Other Information Useful to the Dyer by Mairet, Ethel M.

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Title: Vegetable Dyes
Being a Book of Recipes and Other Information Useful to the Dyer
Author: Ethel M. Mairet
Release Date: December 30, 2007 [eBook #24076]
Language: English
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Vegetable
Dyes
Being a book of Recipes and other
information useful to the Dyer
by
ETHEL M. MAIRET

FABER AND FABER LTD
24 Russell Square
London

First published in Mcmxvi
by the Ditchling Press
Reprinted, for the sixth time April Mcmxxxviii
and published by Faber and Faber Limited
24 Russell Square, London
Printed at the Ditchling Press, Ditchling
All rights reserved

CONTENTS
CHAPTER
PAGE
I.
Wool, Silk, Cotton and Linen
1
II.
Mordants
6
III.
British Dye Plants
11
IV.
The Lichen Dyes
16
V.
Blue
24
VI.
Red
31
VII.
Yellow
35
VIII.
Brown and Black
40
IX.
Green
43
Vegetable Dyes
2
X.
The Dyeing of Cotton
46
XI.
The Dyeing of Silk
56
Glossary
60
Bibliography
63
Index
65
[Pg 1]
CHAPTER I
WOOL SILK COTTON AND LINEN
WOOLS are of various kinds:\u2014
Highland, Welsh and Irish wools are from small sheep, not far removed from the wild state, with irregular
short stapled fleeces.
Forest or Mountain sheep (Herdwick, Exmoor, Cheviot, Blackfaced, Limestone) have better wool, especially
the Cheviot, which is very thick and good for milling.
Ancient Upland, such as South Down, are smaller sheep than the last named, but the wool is softer and finer.
Long Woolled sheep, (Lincolns, Leicester) with long staple wool (record length, 36".) and fleeces weighing up
to 12 lbs. The Leicester fleece is softer, finer and better than Lincoln.

To the end of the 18th century Spanish wool was the finest and best wool in the world. Spanish sheep have since been introduced into various countries, such as Saxony, Australia, Cape Colony, New Zealand; and some of the best wools now come from the Colonies.

Alpaca, Vicuna and Llama wools are from different species of American goats.
Mohair from the Angora goat of Asia Minor.
Kashmir Wool from the Thibetan goat.
Camel hair, the soft under wool of the camel, which is shed annually.

The colour of wool varies from white to a very dark brown black, with all shades of fawn, grey and brown in
between. The natural colours are not absolutely fast to light but tend to bleach slightly with the sun.
The principal fleeces are:

Lambs, 3 to 6 months growth, the finest, softest and most elastic wool.[Pg 2] Hogs and Tegs: the first shearing of sheep that have not been shorn as lambs. Wethers: all clips succeeding the first shearing.

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