A Weaver's Garden : Growing Plants for Natural Dyes and Fibers

A Weaver's Garden : Growing Plants for Natural Dyes and Fibers

Description

Long before the invention of pottery, men and women wove baskets from plant fibers. Today, craftworkers creating textiles and other products make use of many of these same resources and methods. Thoroughly researched and charmingly written, this practical guide by a veteran botanist and horticulturist provides weavers and gardeners alike with a wealth of information on growing plants for use in weaving and dyeing projects.
Beginning with the history and uses of plant fibers, A Weaver's Garden then offers valuable hints on dyeing fibers and fabrics and how to use soap plants for cleaning textiles. Readers will also find expert advice on fragrant plants for scenting and protecting textiles, what plant materials to use as tools, how to plan and create a garden containing cotton, flax, indigo, madder, fuller's teasel, woad, and many other useful plants; and much more. A glossary, pronunciation guide, and an abundance of illustrations complete this informative and inspiring volume.


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Details

Author(s)
Rita Buchanan
Format
Paperback | 240 pages
Dimensions
136 x 214 x 11.94mm | 240.4g
Publication date
13 May 1999
Publisher
Dover Publications Inc.
Publication City/Country
New York, United States
Language
English
ISBN10
0486407128
ISBN13
9780486407128
Bestsellers rank
77,050