Published January 6, 2004
by Berkley .
Written in English
|The Physical Object|
|Number of Pages||288|
Albert does a nice job of placing believable red herrings in Bayles's way, and she adds colorful details about herbal medicine and the dye business (another of Bayles's specialties). The heart of the book is the detailed depiction of smalltown life in Indigo, which separates the novel from genre fodder by providing a rich context for the mystery/5(9). Reading Group Guides: Indigo Dying – Book 9. Discussion questions for Indigo Dying Warning! Contains spoilers (plot hints). This book takes place in the small Texas town of Indigo. All those working with indigo or merely interested in the cultural history of that dye must read this book. -- Textile Forum Indigo: Egyptian Mummies to Blue Jeans tells the compelling story of the world's oldest and best-loved dye, the iconic blue behind one of the world's ubiquitous fabrics: by: 7. The blue dye indigo has been the world's most important dyestuff for almost 5, years. Indigo is the first book to cover in detail, at both the local and international level, all aspects of the subject - historical, agricultural, and botanical; chemical and technological commercial and economic; indigo's various uses in textiles and its many sociological, medicinal, folkloric, and other.
I'm building small library of natural dyeing books and I have a few indigo dyeing books. This one is helpful, and is a good one to get started with indigo. I just received 'Singing the Blues' by John Marshall, which is a slim book for $45, and I was surprised that it was so slim for the price/5(31). Last week I received several questions about how to finish textiles after dyeing with indigo. What now comes naturally to me, I realize, is not well understood by all dyers. First, back to the dyeing: the textile should be dyed in long immersion baths ( minutes). Without the long immersion, the dye will only sit. Understanding the Indigo Dyeing Process: king of blues and until the early 20 century the only blue, but still the only natural blue that will withstand any considerable amount of time. This dye has been being used dating as far back as BC, found in mummies tombs. T his week my craft practice took a dive off the deep end into a big vat of indigo dye. I’ve been wanting to dip my toe into the world of natural indigo shibori dyeing for a long time, and my friend Michelle and I finally got our acts together and spent a busy day at her farm in Vermont folding, twisting, tying, dunking and oxidizing like a couple of maniacs.
IndiGo offers an array of add-ons to make your journey more comfortable. You can save up to 50% when you pre-book a service with us before your trip. Stay up to date with our latest flight offers and enjoy additional savings with exclusive cashback and discounts on booking directly with us. The indigo dyeing process involves making the soluble, yellow-green indigo in the bath turn blue while still attached to the fibre. This is accomplished by immersing the wetted (but not dripping) fibre, yarn or fabric into the indigo bath and leaving it under the surface initially for a period of minutes. Browse and shop for books, home décor, toys, gifts and more on Free shipping with orders over $25 and free ship-to-store. About Indigo Dying. China Bayles heads to the tiny town of Indigo, Texas, to teach a Colors to Dye For workshop. But she quickly discovers that Indigo is a town with more than its share of dark secrets-secrets that someone thinks are worth killing to keep.