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A Weaver's Garden

Discusses plants of use to textile artists for fibers, dyes, natural soaps, fragrances and textile tools, and describes how to plan and create a garden.

Hardcover: 230 pages

Publisher: Interweave Pr; First Edition edition (June 1987)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 0934026289

ISBN-13: 978-0934026284

Product Dimensions: 1 x 6.2 x 9 inches

Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds

Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

Best Sellers Rank: #488,301 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #33 in Books > Crafts, Hobbies & Home > Gardening & Landscape Design > Wild Plants #222 in Books > Crafts, Hobbies & Home > Crafts & Hobbies > Needlecrafts & Textile Crafts > Weaving #10029 in Books > Politics & Social Sciences > Sociology

I like this book's concept; taking a "whole" task like weaving and doing a "how-to" book for making it an integral part of one's life. I don't weave, don't know how to weave, but I have applied the idea of this book to making bread from "scratch" (grew the wheat, evaporated the salt from sea water, collected wild yeast from the air, etc.). There are so many "old" trades and ways of doing things that have disappeared and I love reading about them; people who do them, how to do them, how they're "organized," etcetera.

Describes plants used for fiber, dyes, soap, scent, and weaving tools, as well as how to grow them in the garden. I especially like the chapter on soap plants, as that information is hard to find in other books.

Dyeing from natural sources is totally appealing. Now to find the right plot of ground and try to establish a few dye plants with Rita Buchanan's help.

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