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Publisher: Interweave Press

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This book covers both the 'how to' and the historical use of many dye and fiber plants, including many illustrations. The chapter on dye plants provides solid information on growing and using a spectrum of natural pigment sources, including a full treatment of indigo. Herbal pest repellents, sachets, fiber plants, natural soaps and plants which can be made into effective tools are covered, along with full cultural and processing information. She includes many ideas for 'a weaver's garden' .

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I give this book 10 out of 10 acorns.
This is the one reference book I choose to own as my information source for growing and harvesting and preparing dye plants for use. The added bonus of other topics, including fiber plants and soap and repellent plants makes it even more useful. As many of these plants are also interesting and hardy and attract pollinators, they can easily be incorporated into a permaculture design.
Because there are more and more small clothing manufacturers wanting to use natural dyes instead of chemicals....I think there might be a lucrative area worth looking in to for home based businesses growing natural dye plants.
 
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A Weaver’s Garden, Rita Buchanan
I give this book 8 out of 10 acorns.

Tackling an encyclopedic subject matter, this book is a tapestry in itself: the uses of many different plants by different cultures, the inventive ways people have used their surroundings throughout history, the beautiful myriad of colors that can be obtained with the proper techniques. I am looking at familiar plants with new insight, newfound wonder - they are everywhere, relics from our not so distant past. I so enjoyed the way Rita shares her immense knowledge, and armed with this book I am inspired to begin creating.
 
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