Dye makers color the world the old fashioned way
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Achillea 'Red Beauty'

Old fashioned summer

Erect stems with splayed corymbs above fern-like basal leaves.

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"Yuriko  says . . ."

Yuriko works with fine textiles so she knows all about dyes.  "The subtle tones and long lasting colors attained with plant-based dyes are unlike the bright synthetics of brand-name makers".  Yuriko is using The Compleat Botanica to help start her own dyer's garden.
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Q:  How do the specimen links inside the Notes area work?

A:  You can create hyperlinks from one specimen to another when you use the notes area.  This is the area provided at the bottom of several of the specimen data entry views for typing word processing-like notes.

When a hyperlink has been created, you can double-click the item to jump to the referenced specimen.  see the full story.

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The Compleat Botanica and dye makers
Record the dyeing properties of plants including possible colors achieved and plant parts used.
Grow your own dyer's garden starting with the carefully researched sample database.
Track your experimental efforts in the rich-text notes areas.
Use all of the other features of The Compleat Botanica to develop and publish plant-related reports.


Features for dye makers

  WYSIWYG previews

  Checklist of names

  Precise colors

  Seasonal interest calendar

  All of the essential features of The Compleat Botanica

Data fields for dye makers

Just a few of the data fields useful for dye makers:

  Botanical name

  Common names

  Dye parts

  Dye colors


  Alphabetical index of all 160 fields used by The Compleat Botanica


Software snapshots

There are 17 side-by-side data entry views making it easy to access and update your data.  Be sure to check out the Traditional uses view.

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Frequently asked questions

  Does the plant list contain plants for my climate zone?

A:  The Compleat Botanica contains approximately 105,000 vascular plant names covering tropical, temperate, arctic, and marine plants.  There is no bias toward any USDA hardiness zone. See FAQ 8, What data is included for more about this.

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  How do I create a report layout?

A:  Report layouts define how a specimen listing will look when printed. A report layout specifies font faces, point sizes, and colors to be used with your printout. The report layout does not specify what data to print, what columns to include, or what sorting to apply to the printed records -- these are all specified through the current filter. A single report layout can be applied to any filter; thus when you've created a layout with your own personal look-and-feel, you can use it repeatedly to produce a variety of different printouts. See the full story.

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Last reviewed December 05, 2009   


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