Silk Workers Notebook


Everything you need to know about silk.

This classic text has been reprinted as an archival-quality hardbound edition, complete with seven tipped-in fabric swatches, over 30 photo plates, and new appendices. This limited edition printing (500 copies) is printed on acid-free recycled paper. A great addition to any library. Used as a basic reference for over 30 years with copies in the Library of Congress, New York Public Library, as well as Museums and Universities around the world.

In addition to the text, reprinted from the original first edition negatives, this edition includes an extra 20 pages on bleaching, knitting, dyeing, and therapeutic aspects of silk, as well as a list of reputable suppliers and further reading on the subject of silk.

Silk Workers Notebook represents the culmination of Cheryl Kolander's lifetime of experience working with silk as a professional textile artist and a Master Natural Dyer. Her customers have used Aurora Silk yarns and thread to restore antiques and Oriental carpets, as well as recreate artifacts which would have been dyed using natural dyes. She creates custom colors based on her customers' needs, such as the over 20 colors she created for Judy Chicago's Holocaust Tapestry project as well as for a rode for the Dalai Lama.

Everything you will ever need to know about silk.  Seriously, Cheryl said when she wrote it: “This is everything I need to remember, in case I ever get total amnesia!”

"There are many books about silk, lots of pretty pictures, but your's is the one that has information!" - Rose, California

"it's fun, it's beautiful, it has information!" -Serena, Oregon

"Should be in every textile library." - The Library Journal 

Acid free rag paper, Oregon printed and signet bound, dard cloth cover in the color of the original Tyria Purple, a deep maroon, text printed in dark brown on eggshell rag paper, photos printed on white smooth stock. Includes additions on Peace silk. Signed and numbered. 500 only printed, approximately 200 left.

1st Edition:

The 1st edition is the original "Artist's Book", with blue deckle edged rag paper text, tipped in samples of 7 silk fabrics, and all the illustrations that were dropped from the paperback. Your order at this time includes "Additions" with chapters on raising silk at home and the therapeutic aspects of silk. Handbound, Japanese style, with indigo silk cords on tyrian purple art paper cover and madder red silk spine. Only 500 Printed. Numbered and signed. Please allow 2 weeks for binding.

Silk Workers Notebook 3rd Edition.
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