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.
Early Seating Upholstery: Reading The Evidence
Collectors and museums long ignored or discarded historic upholstery. That they are now giving it the respect it deserves is in large part due to the groundbreaking contributions made by Colonial Williamsburg conservator Leroy Graves.
In Early Seating Upholstery, Graves illuminates the aesthetics and methods of early upholsterers. He examines the structure and components of furniture frames and upholstery materials, chronicles the evolution of upholstery fashions and techniques, and presents detailed case studies of side chairs, back stools, armchairs, easy chairs, settees, sofas, and couches. Graves also presents, step by step, his pioneering nonintrusive techniques for restoring upholstery.
8.75â x 10.625â,
362 color and 23 black and white illustrations,
This is the ultimate organic gardening book - from a time when organic was the only gardening.
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"
more than 300 color photographs
The professional practice of medicine and the methods used to treat patients in colonial Williamsburg between 1740 and 1775 are thoroughly explained.
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