Publisher description for A weaver's garden : growing plants for natural dyes and fibers / Rita Buchanan ; illustrations by Steve Buchanan.


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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 glossary, pronunciation guide and an abundance of illustrations. An informative and inspiring volume for weavers, gardeners, textile artists, and craftspeople.


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Hand weaving Equipment and supplies, Dye plants, Fiber plants, Gardening