Colonial Williamsburg weaver Max Hamrick shows us several examples of herbs and the colors they can create. The original colonists learned how to use herbs to dye material; handing down the the18th-century recipes, which are still used today -- all safe enough to drink.
The book The Costumer's Notebook is a 295 page comprehensive handbook for Costumers for stage and film including a full Glossary of stage and film industry terms. Sections include methods and tricks for laundry, dyeing, breakdown, Dresser guidelines and protocols for Stage or Film and various size charts for men and women from shoes to gloves. Other Sections include diagrams showing How to Iron A Shirt, How to Tie a Tie and How to Tie a Bow Tie. Costume fittings, costume lay out and costume storage are also discussed.