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Louise L. Pitman to Louis Thun, 1933

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  • John C. Campbell Folk School instructor Louise L. Pitman sent this letter to Mr. Louis A. Thun in 1933 describing the basics of natural vegetable dyeing. She discusses two classes of materials; those that need mordants and those that do not. She discusses how to utilize mordants, how to use vegetable dyes in different months as the colors vary and how to obtain specific colors such as red. Natural dyes were used to color wool, cotton, and flax prior to spinning and weaving. Pitman came to the Folk School as an instructor in 1928 and later became Director of Handicrafts. Pitman was a specialist in natural dyes and dyeing.
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Object’s are ‘parent’ level descriptions to ‘children’ items, (e.g. a book with pages).

  • John C. Campbell Folk School instructor Louise L. Pitman sent this letter to Mr. Louis A. Thun in 1933 describing the basics of natural vegetable dyeing. She discusses two classes of materials; those that need mordants and those that do not. She discusses how to utilize mordants, how to use vegetable dyes in different months as the colors vary and how to obtain specific colors such as red. Natural dyes were used to color wool, cotton, and flax prior to spinning and weaving. Pitman came to the Folk School as an instructor in 1928 and later became Director of Handicrafts. Pitman was a specialist in natural dyes and dyeing.