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The Rainbow Beneath My Feet: A Mushroom Dyer's Field Guide Paperback – 30 April 2001
A unique and useful reference guide to some of the more common and best color-producing dye mushrooms of North America. The book includes step-by-step instructions to the process from collecting the mushrooms to dyeing the wool. There is an accurate and up-to-date description for each species along with over 200 color photographs. The scope of this work goes beyond the identification of species. The authors provide information about dyeing equipment, mordants, preparing and dyeing the wool, and the dazzling array of colors that can be obtained from mushroom.
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Arleen R. Bessette is coauthor of Mushrooms of Northeastern North America, Wildflowers of New York in Color, and North American Boletes: A Field Guide to the Flesby Pored Mushrooms all Published by Syracuse University Press. Alan E. Bessette is a mycologist and professor of biology at Utica College of Syracuse University. He is coauthor of Mushrooms of Northeastern North America, Wildflowers of New York in Color, and North American Boletes: A Field Guide to the Flesby Pored Mushrooms all published by Syracuse University Press. William J. Neill has served as president of the Boston Mycological Club and has taught mushroom and tree identification.
- Publisher : Syracuse University Press (30 April 2001)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 192 pages
- ISBN-10 : 081560680X
- ISBN-13 : 978-0815606802
- Dimensions : 20.32 x 1.6 x 25.4 cm
- Best Sellers Rank: 938,536 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Excellent, overall.Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 16 October 2015
Well written and researched throughout, but do note that the fungi are those usually found in North America. Not all are to be found in Europe, although some are. Very good as a field guide, and the section on dyeing is adequate, if not comprehensive.
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Five StarsReviewed in the United Kingdom on 22 August 2017
Daughter loves it.
A book to dye forReviewed in Canada on 19 August 2021
This is a true gift to read