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    DescriptionValuable 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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    A Weaver's Garden
    Growing Plants for Natural Dyes and Fibers
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Rita Buchanan
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 240
    Width: 136 mm
    Height: 214 mm
    Thickness: 12 mm
    Weight: 254 g
    ISBN 13: 9780486407128
    ISBN 10: 0486407128

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 24210
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: CRA
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T11.6
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: WF, WD
    B&T General Subject: 250
    Ingram Subject Code: CR
    Libri: I-CR
    BISAC V2.8: CRA053000
    DC21: 746.1
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    BISAC V2.8: NAT026000, CRA040000, CRA007000
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    LC classification: TT848 .B83 1999
    Thema V1.0: WD, WF
    Dover Publications Inc.
    Imprint name
    Dover Publications Inc.
    Publication date
    28 March 2003
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    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