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  • Organic Fiber Dyeing

    Organic Fiber Dyeing


    Color, color, and more color. Dyeing fabric was just as important to the citizens of 18th-century America in places such as Williamsburg, Virginia, as it is to quilters and fabric artists today. Using traditional dyestuffs in nontoxic ways, quilters can blend the historic old with a vibrant new world of pure color. Nine natural color sources are used in recipes to create 14 beautiful colors for wool, cotton, or linen fabrics, textiles, and yarns.

    Softcover,
    96 pages

    $24.95

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  • Vegetable Gardening the Colonial Williamsburg Way

    Vegetable Gardening the Colonial Williamsburg Way

    This is the ultimate organic gardening book - from a time when organic was the only gardening.

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    Wesley Greene, photographs by Barbara Temple Lombardi

    In 18th-century gardens, the broccoli was purple and cucumbers grew to 3 feet long. Lime water controlled aphids, and a simple tile trapped slugs in the lettuce beds. And melon seeds were improved by walking about with them in your pockets. In Vegetable Gardening the Colonial Williamsburg Way, historic gardener Wesley Greene shares history and folklore along with practical advice on growing vegetables herbs, garden tools, and cultivation techniques. This is the ultimate organic gardening book - from a time when organic was the only gardening.

    "Thoroughly researched, beautifully illustrated, and written to inform and entertain." - J. Dean Norton, Director of Horticulture, Mount Vernon Estate and Gardens

    Hardcover with jacket
    8-1/4" x 10-1/2"
    256 pages
    more than 300 color photographs

    ISBN: 978-1-60961-162-0
    $30.00


  • Physick: The Professional Practice of Medicine in Williamsburg, Virginia, 1740-1775

    Physick: The Professional Practice of Medicine in Williamsburg, Virginia, 1740-1775

    The professional practice of medicine and the methods used to treat patients in colonial Williamsburg between 1740 and 1775 are thoroughly explained.

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    By Sharon Cotner, Kris Dippre, Robin Kipps, and Susan Pryor

    The professional practice of medicine and the methods used to treat patients in colonial Williamsburg between 1740 and 1775 are thoroughly explained. Topics include medical theory, education, treatments, surgery, and brief biographical sketches of several local practitioners. 56 pp., 23 color photographs, 5 black-and-white photographs, 9 line drawings, 8 x 10 2002 CW No. 276535 Softbound ISBN 0-87935-219-1 $6.95





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