Traditional Scottish dyes and how to make them by Jean Fraser

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Published by Canongate in Edinburgh .

Written in English

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  • Dyes and dyeing, Domestic -- Scotland.,
  • Dyes and dyeing -- Wool.,
  • Dye plants -- Scotland.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 131-133).

Book details

Other titlesTraditional Scottish dyes
StatementJean Fraser ; illustrated by Florence Knowles.
The Physical Object
Pagination134 p. :
Number of Pages134
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22366886M
ISBN 100862415756

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Being a descendant of North Carolina/ Tennessee Mountain fiber artisans, I was interested in the Scottish origins of the dyes my grandmothers used. I was delighted to find how many plants are widely available here in Pennsylvania.

Fraser gives enough instructions that I will be able to apply the information in this book, making it living by: 1. Traditional Scottish Dyes: And How to Make Them Paperback – January 1, out of 5 stars 6 ratings See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions/5(6).

This reissue of a book of Scottish recipes for dyeing wools includes a list of addresses of people who practise natural dyeing. It contains instructions for every stage of the dyeing process: how to choose a plant giving a suitable colour; how to recognize the plants; and when to pick them.

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Jean Fraser. This is a reissue of a book of recipes for dyeing wools. Scotland has a tradition of famous tweeds and tartans and is renowned throughout the world for the manufacture of cloth.

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Scottish clan tartans. The tartans in this list are those ascribed to particular clans of Scotland, including Highland, Lowland, Isles, and Borders clans. Their status varies widely; armigerous clans generally accept them, while some have been officially adopted or rejected by a clan chiefs.

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The Scottish Woollen Industry was quick to grasp their importance, which did much to foster the Scotch Tweed Trade and keep for it the highest reputation for quality. Science continued her march, and about "azo" dyes were actually produced on the fibre, involving a new principle in dyeing, and converting willy-nilly those dyers who used.

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Scotland has a tradition of famous tweeds and tartans and is renowned throughout the world for the manufacture of cloth. Traditional Scottish Dyes book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. This is a reissue of a book of recipes for dyeing wools. Scotlan /5. Go fun and playful with a quintessentially Scottish handcrafted Tunnock’s Teacake or wafer cushion, express your traditional tendencies with a thistle or Scottie dog print, or go all out and embrace an eclectic assortment of crazy cushions.

Ideas include prints of famous Scottish novels, maps of Scotland or cheeky Scottish sayings. Dyes in History and Archaeology, Volume Including Papers Presented at the 19th Meeting, Held at the Royal Museum, National Museums of Scotland, Edinburgh, October (Paperback). The traditional Scottish bonnet is worn by men.

It is distinct from other folk bonnets, such as the beret, in that it: Bonnet •is usually made of wool. •has a toorie(pom-pom) in the center. •has an external hatband which passes around the head's circumference.

In the 19thcentury, the Scottish bonnet was nicknamed the Tam o' Shanter(or. Traditional Scottish Dyes and How to Make Them by Jean Fraser ISBN ISBN Paperback; Edinburgh: Canongate Pub Ltd, July ; ISBN Traditional dyes of the Scottish Highlands are the native vegetable dyes used in Scottish Gaeldom.

The following are the principal dyestuffs with the colours they produce. Several of the tints are very bright, but have now been superseded by various mineral dyes. We usually make between dyes over a weekend which makes about shades, a beautiful rainbow of colours. We forage in the woods for dye plants some of which include; Nettles, Gorse, Bracken, Birch bark and Ragwort.

We will also make dyes from ancient imported dyes such as Madder and Indigo, which have been used in dyeing in the Highlands.

Once the dye was ready for use, the rest of the process was quite simple. Water was heated slowly and the dye was added once the water was lukewarm, and together, were brought to a boil. The yarn or cloth was submerged in the bath and slowly reheated to just below boiling, where the brightest colors were obtained.

Now You're Ready to Dye. Remove the fabric from the mordant bath. Dispose of the mordant solution. In a large pot, add the extracted dye solution. Add enough water to the dye solution so the fabric or yarn can move freely in the dye bath.

Add the fabric and heat. Tartan was used to make the items of clothing which are today considered traditional Scottish dress, including the philabeg, or kilt, and of course the trews. These would be worn with shoes of untanned hide and the cuaran, a knee length boot also made from hide. Color in a traditional room is often in a mid-range of tones, though very dark and very light colors can also be used.

Pretty multicolor florals are often the basis of a traditional color scheme that uses the lightest color on the walls and deeper hues for upholstery. Over half a million people have searched for English to Scottish slang translations using this community-driven English to Scottish translation tool.

Also available for iPhone and BlackBerry. Hami plaids might have as many as six colors, therein resembling the modern Scottish rather than the ancient Hallstatt way of doing things and the regular combination of plaids and twills in the same cloth and the similar play of wides and narrows in the plaids move us into a bolder zone where it's harder to imagine the sum total as accidental.

Tattie scones are a traditional part of a full Scottish breakfast and are sometimes also called potato scones; you may also hear them referred to as fadge or potato bread in Ireland. They are quick and easy to make and are a useful way to use up leftover mashed potatoes.

Perfect for a breakfast plate—or any other time of day. Patent(Thomas and Scottish Dyes, Ltd.). A jacketed stirrer pan is charged with lb. of sulphuric acid of about 98 per cent strength, and to this is added lb.

of 1-hydroxyanthraquinone. Read on to find out how to make natural dyes from food. How to Make Natural Dyes from Food. Prior to the invention of Rit dye inpeople dyed cloth with aniline dyes primarily supplied by Germany, but the advent of WWII severed this supply leading to Charles C.

Huffman’s invention. Rit dye was a home dye that included soap that would dye. From the traditional to the modern, these Scots gems will inspire adults and engage wee ones, fostering a love of books and self-expression.

James Robertson The Boy and the Bunnet Get set for an adventure of the Scottish kind in this lyrical Scots story about a wee. Some dyes in this book, such as Japanese maple and sour grass, were chosen for their easy compatibility with plant-based fibers even without a separate mordant, as the plant dye itself already.

Search the world's most comprehensive index of full-text books. My library. Just rip them out of the book, no need for neatness. Be sure you add them to the dye one page at a time. If you do them in bunches some of them won’t get the dye on them in the center.

Ask me how I know. Leave them for a while, go do something fun for 30 minutes to an hour and try not to think about all of the flowers you have to make. Traditional Scottish recipes were a familiar part of my childhood because my Nana loved to cook, and especially to bake.

I often left for school with a tummy full of porridge, and came home to find the house full of the delicious scent of shortbread, tablet, fruitcake (fruit 'bread') Nana called it.

The dyes have a reactive molecular group on them that reacts with the hydroxyl (-OH) groups on of cellulose fibers, so they can be used on cotton, hemp, linen, rayon and other plant based fibers.

To speed the reaction and help the dye fix to the fiber, an alkali is used as a catalyst. To make the dye the plant material was boiled in water, sometimes taking up to 14 days, during which time the dyestuffs would come out into the water.

The dyeing was made permanent by adding a chemical "fixer" called a mordant - a metal salt, frequently Alum, Iron, or Copper. For green dyes: Finally, spinach can be used to make a beautiful shade of green.

Now what. To make the dye, chop up your ingredients and put them in a pot with twice as much water as ingredients. Bring the water to a boil and let simmer for an hour.

For deeper colors, you can leave the ingredients in the water (without heat) overnight. The tartan history in the book is complete fabrication, but a lot of those tartans are popular clan tartans today. And they obviously have a history that goes back years now.

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