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A Weaver S Garden: Growing Plants for Natural Dyes and Fibers

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Valuable hints from a veteran botanist and weaver on dyeing fibers and fabrics, what soap plants to use for cleaning textiles, advice on fragrant plants to scent and protect fabrics, plant materials to use as tools, suggestions for planning and creating a garden featuring cotton, flax, indigo, and much more. Includes an abundance of illustrations.

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Valuable hints on dyeing fibers and fabrics, soap plants to use for cleaning textiles, fragrant plants to scent and protect fabrics; planning and creating a garden featuring cotton, flax, indigo, much more.

Synopsis:

Valuable hints from a veteran botanist and weaver on dyeing fibers and fabrics, what soap plants to use for cleaning textiles, advice on fragrant plants to scent and protect fabrics, plant materials to use as tools, suggestions for planning and creating a garden featuring cotton, flax, indigo, and m

Table of Contents

Introduction

1 Plant Fibers for Spinning and Stuffing

    The History and Uses of Plant Fibers

    The Occurrence and Properties of Plant Fibers

    Cotton

    Flax

    Fiber Plants to Know and Grow

2 Dyes from Plants

    A Brief History of Natural Dyeing

    Plants as Sources of Pigments

    Using Plants to Dye Fibers and Fabrics

    Dye Plants to Know and Grow

    Indigo

3 Soap Plants for Cleaning Textiles

    Cleaning without Soap

    About Soap

    Surfactants as Cleaning Agents

    Washing Different Fibers and Fabrics

    Soap Plants to Know and Grow

4 Fragrant Plants to Scent and Protect Textiles

    Traditional Sachets

    Textile Pest Repellents

    Harvesting and Drying Fragrant Plants

    Fragrant and Insecticidal Plants to Know and Grow

5 Plant Materials Used to Make Textile Tools

    Spindles and Other Spinning Tools

    Reeds and Other Weaving Tools

    Teasels for Finishing Woolens

    Plants to Know and Grow for Use as Tools

6 Creating a Garden

    Planning and Preparation

    Getting and Growing Plants

Resources

  Public Gardens to Visit

  Suppliers of Herbal Products

  Suppliers of Seeds and Plants

  "Suppliers of Fiber, Yarn, and Dyeing Supplies"

Glossary

Pronunciation Guide

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780486407128
Author:
Buchanan, Rita
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Location:
Mineola, N.Y. :
Subject:
Plants
Subject:
Gardening
Subject:
Fibers
Subject:
Weaving
Subject:
Dye
Subject:
Dyes and dyeing
Subject:
Hand weaving
Subject:
Dye plants
Subject:
Fiber plants.
Subject:
Plants - General
Subject:
General Nature
Subject:
General Crafts & Hobbies
Subject:
natural dyes
Subject:
plants for dyes
Subject:
Crafts-Dyeing and Surface Design
Edition Number:
1
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
GTR-7
Publication Date:
19990531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.38 in 0.59 lb

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Valuable hints on dyeing fibers and fabrics, soap plants to use for cleaning textiles, fragrant plants to scent and protect fabrics; planning and creating a garden featuring cotton, flax, indigo, much more.

"Synopsis" by , Valuable hints from a veteran botanist and weaver on dyeing fibers and fabrics, what soap plants to use for cleaning textiles, advice on fragrant plants to scent and protect fabrics, plant materials to use as tools, suggestions for planning and creating a garden featuring cotton, flax, indigo, and m
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