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Purple on Silk


Purple on Silk: A Shaker Eldress and Her Dye Journal
by Nan Thayer Ross with introduction by Brother Arnold Hadd

Eldress Hester Ann Adams (1817-1888) compiled these dye recipes over one hundred and fifty years ago. This book contains forty time-tested recipes complete with a glossary for some of those more obscure 19th century ingredients as well as a comprehensive biography of this remarkable Shaker.

Shaker Press, 2003. Soft covered, 75 pages.