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Dyeing with Australian Plants

References to Australian species

A selection from the Australian National Botanic Gardens Library and Archives

The ANBG has done no research on this topic but can provide a reading list for the topic.

Cannon, J & Cannon, M 2003, Dye plants and dyeing, Timber Press in association with Royal Botanic Gardens Kew, Portland, Oregon. ISBN 0881925721.

Cribb, AB & Cribb, JW 1981, 'Vegetable dyes' in Useful wild plants in Australia, Fontana/Collins, Sydney. 269 pp. ISBN 0006363980, pp. 61-78.

Elliot, G 1992, 'Plant dyes and dyemaking' in Australian plants for art and craft : a gardener's handbook, Hyland House, South Yarra, Vic. 148 pp. ISBN 0947062947.

Carman, JK 1978, Dyemaking with eucalypts, Rigby, Adelaide. 57 pp. ISBN 072006487.

Hallett, JV 1992, Natural plant dyes, Kangaroo Press, Kenthurst, NSW. 56 pp. ISBN 0864174381.

Handweavers and Spinners Guild of Victoria 1974, Dyemaking with Australian flora, Rigby, Adelaide. 62 pp. ISBN 0851796648.

Lloyd, J 1971, Dyes from plants of Australia and New Zealand : a practical guide for craftworkers, AH &AW Reed, Wellington, NZ. 48 pp. ISBN 0589006584.

Maiden, JH 1975, 'Dyes' in The useful native plants of Australia (including Tasmania), Fascimile edn., Compendium, Melbourne. 696 pp., pp. 293-301.

Milner, A 1979, Natural wool dyes and recipes, Metric edn., John McIndoe, Dunedin, NZ. 33 pp.

Also consider contacts via weavers and spinners websites - eg. (active 14.5.04)


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