Mattie Phipps Todd

Hand-Loom Weaving / A Manual for School and Home

167 printed pages
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  • Amy Sapanhas quoted4 years ago
    A pattern for a Navajo blanket
  • Amy Sapanhas quoted4 years ago
    "'We know, of course, that there are strong prejudices still existing in the layman's mind in regard to the use of aniline colors, who supposes that they are not only fugitive, but that the resulting tones are harsh and unattractive. This, unfortunately, was so twenty-five years ago, and the impression made then upon the layman's mind has not been changed during all these years; but I can assure you that all the beautiful silk goods, tapestries, cloths, and all the colors which we see in fabrics to-day, are made, without exception, from aniline colors, which are immeasurably more permanent than are the vegetable dyes used up to, say, 1875.'
  • Amy Sapanhas quoted4 years ago
    When the bath is too hot, the cloth takes the dye unequally and is quite spotted. A little irregularity is necessary for a play of color, but it should be secured in a definite way and only to a certain degree, and not as the result of accident.
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