Hardcover: 230 pages
Publisher: Interweave Pr; First Edition edition (June 1987)
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)
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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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