The Dyer s Garden

Filename: the-dyer-s-garden.pdf
ISBN: 1883010071
Release Date: 1995-01-01
Number of pages: 112
Author: Rita Buchanan
Publisher: Interweave

Download and read online The Dyer s Garden in PDF and EPUB Touching on the history and nature of dye plants, this comprehensive guide walks readers through a garden season from design to planting to harvesting for the dyepot, discussing 18 dye plants in detail.

Roadmap to Sustainable Textiles and Clothing

Filename: roadmap-to-sustainable-textiles-and-clothing.pdf
ISBN: 9789812870650
Release Date: 2014-06-02
Number of pages: 355
Author: Subramanian Senthilkannan Muthu
Publisher: Springer

Download and read online Roadmap to Sustainable Textiles and Clothing in PDF and EPUB This book covers the elements involved in achieving sustainability in the textiles and clothing sector. The chapters covered in different volumes of this series title aim to cover all the distinctive areas earmarked for achieving sustainable development in the textile and clothing industry. This first volume is dedicated to the initial phases of life cycle, i.e. raw materials and manufacturing phases of textile products. This book aims to cover the sustainable raw materials, technologies and processing methods to achieve sustainable textile products. There are plenty of raw materials available today to cater the needs of sustainable textiles and apparels including organic materials, recycled and biodegradable raw materials for textile applications. Similarly, many innovative methods to process textile materials to achieve sustainability in the supply chain along with various processing technologies to manufacture textile products sustainably. This first volume covers the titles of these areas in a comprehensive way.

Textiles and Clothing Sustainability

Filename: textiles-and-clothing-sustainability.pdf
ISBN: 9789811021855
Release Date: 2016-08-10
Number of pages: 131
Author: Subramanian Senthilkannan Muthu
Publisher: Springer

Download and read online Textiles and Clothing Sustainability in PDF and EPUB This book highlights the challenges in sustainable wet processing of textiles, natural dyes, enzymatic textiles and sustainable textile finishes. Textile industry is known for its chemical processing issues and many NGO’s are behind the textile sector to streamline its chemical processing, which is the black face of clothing and fashion sector. Sustainable textile chemical processes are crucial for attaining sustainability in the clothing sector. Seven comprehensive chapters are aimed to highlight these issues in the book.

Llewellyn s 2017 Herbal Almanac

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ISBN: 9780738751245
Release Date: 2016-07-08
Number of pages: 312
Author: Natalie Zaman
Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide

Download and read online Llewellyn s 2017 Herbal Almanac in PDF and EPUB An Herbal Infusion of Inspiration and All-Natural Wellness With recipes, crafts, gardening tips, and herbal lore, Llewellyn’s Herbal Almanac is now in its 17th year of providing new ideas and perspectives for gardeners and herb lovers. Including recipes for cordials and infusions, cranberry ketchup, natural dyes, marzipan, salads, and more, this year’s almanac will enrich your cooking and crafting with ingredients you’ve grown yourself. Dozens of articles also include health and beauty tips, natural pest control, and the ancient history of herbs. With hands-on projects and advice, this year’s edition features articles on sage, poppies, nightshades, almonds, turmeric and saffron, useful weeds, raffia, and much more. Square-foot gardening for vegetables, herbs, and fruits in a small, low-cost, low-care garden Herb and spice substitutes—easy alternatives to more expensive sources Creating an herbal insectary and working with beneficial insects that act as natural pesticides Plant therapy—low-stress techniques to improve your mental state The history and lore of herb names Herbs for teens to transition smoothly into adulthood Simple recipes for bath and body products Llewellyn -- leading publisher of body, mind, and spirit books for over 115 years

The Textile Artist s Studio Handbook

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ISBN: 9781592537778
Release Date: 2012-07-01
Number of pages: 176
Author: Visnja Popovic

Download and read online The Textile Artist s Studio Handbook in PDF and EPUB Explore the world of textile arts, one thread at a time. Expand your repertoire of textile crafting and design techniques. Shows the foundations of design and fabrication, includes a glossary of materials, and classic techniques that include weaving, dyeing, painting, and more.

Knitting Memories

Filename: knitting-memories.pdf
ISBN: 0760326487
Release Date: 2006
Number of pages: 224
Author: Lela Nargi
Publisher: Voyageur Press

Download and read online Knitting Memories in PDF and EPUB Sometimes it is a cherished knitted item that starts a story, sometimes the quest for another skein of the perfect yarn, and sometimes the way knitting is worked into a memory. There's a reason a "yarn" might be a tale or a thread, drawing us along - as these knitters do with their stories of the knitter’s art. Raveling or unraveling, knitters such as Lily Chin, Betty Christiansen, Teva Durham, Clara Parkes, Caroline Herzog, and Lela Nargi take us into their confidence, sharing with us the whimsy, the insights, and simple pleasure that the age-old craft of knitting has brought into their lives—and now ours. Each story in this wonderful collection focuses on one of the best parts of the knitting tradition - making a gift for someone special, or receiving a gift, or cherishing a gift that has been handed down through the generations.

When Technology Fails

Filename: when-technology-fails.pdf
ISBN: 9781603580953
Release Date: 2008-08-18
Number of pages: 493
Author: Matthew Stein
Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing

Download and read online When Technology Fails in PDF and EPUB There’s never been a better time to “be prepared.” Matthew Stein’s comprehensive primer on sustainable living skills—from food and water to shelter and energy to first-aid and crisis-management skills—prepares you to embark on the path toward sustainability. But unlike any other book, Stein not only shows you how to live “green” in seemingly stable times, but to live in the face of potential disasters, lasting days or years, coming in the form of social upheaval, economic meltdown, or environmental catastrophe. When Technology Fails covers the gamut. You’ll learn how to start a fire and keep warm if you’ve been left temporarily homeless, as well as the basics of installing a renewable energy system for your home or business. You’ll learn how to find and sterilize water in the face of utility failure, as well as practical information for dealing with water-quality issues even when the public tap water is still flowing. You’ll learn alternative techniques for healing equally suited to an era of profit-driven malpractice as to situations of social calamity. Each chapter (a survey of the risks to the status quo; supplies and preparation for short- and long-term emergencies; emergency measures for survival; water; food; shelter; clothing; first aid, low-tech medicine, and healing; energy, heat, and power; metalworking; utensils and storage; low-tech chemistry; and engineering, machines, and materials) offers the same approach, describing skills for self-reliance in good times and bad. Fully revised and expanded—the first edition was written pre-9/11 and pre-Katrina, when few Americans took the risk of social disruption seriously—When Technology Fails ends on a positive, proactive note with a new chapter on "Making the Shift to Sustainability," which offers practical suggestions for changing our world on personal, community and global levels.

Digging for Victory

Filename: digging-for-victory.pdf
ISBN: 9781782200994
Release Date: 2014-05-31
Number of pages: 336
Author: Joanna Wise
Publisher: Karnac Books

Download and read online Digging for Victory in PDF and EPUB Horticultural Therapy is ideally suited to engage veterans alienated from traditional civilian healthcare routes who present with a range of complex and challenging healthcare needs. It presents, on the surface, as a deceptively simple and accessible activity. Carried out by trained professionals, it is an evidence-based, effective and cost-effective treatment. By targeting specific client-centred goals, it is able to integrate improved individual physical, emotional, cognitive and social outcomes with broader opportunities to transition successfully into civilian society through learning a valuable skill set and a meaningful occupation. This book provides a comprehensive introduction to the methods of Horticultural Therapy as applied to this unique client group. It describes the type of combat training and experiences veterans may have had, and sets out the common issues and pitfalls civilian therapists often face when working with the military. Looking to the future, it also identifies promising avenues in terms of how we may improve the treatment we offer to best serve the needs of these ex-service men and women who fight on our behalf.

A Weaver s Garden

Filename: a-weaver-s-garden.pdf
ISBN: 9780486136394
Release Date: 2012-07-03
Number of pages: 240
Author: Rita Buchanan
Publisher: Courier Corporation

Download and read online A Weaver s Garden in PDF and EPUB Valuable hints on dyeing fibers and fabrics, soap plants to use for cleaning textiles, fragrant plants to scent and protect fabrics; planning and creating a garden featuring cotton, flax, indigo, and much more.

Perishable Material Culture in Prehistory

Filename: perishable-material-culture-in-prehistory.pdf
ISBN: 9781317814559
Release Date: 2014-04-24
Number of pages: 292
Author: Linda Hurcombe
Publisher: Routledge

Download and read online Perishable Material Culture in Prehistory in PDF and EPUB Perishable Material Culture in Prehistory provides new approaches and integrates a broad range of data to address a neglected topic, organic material in the prehistoric record. Providing news ideas and connections and suggesting revisionist ways of thinking about broad themes in the past, this book demonstrates the efficacy of an holistic approach by using examples and cases studies. No other book covers such a broad range of organic materials from a social and object biography perspective, or concentrates so fully on approaches to the missing components of prehistoric material culture. This book will be an essential addition for those people wishing to understand better the nature and importance of organic materials as the ’missing majority’ of prehistoric material culture.


Filename: piecework.pdf
ISBN: STANFORD:36105020588146
Release Date: 1996
Number of pages:

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Harvesting Color

Filename: harvesting-color.pdf
ISBN: 9781579654252
Release Date: 2011
Number of pages: 180
Author: Rebecca Burgess
Publisher: Artisan Books

Download and read online Harvesting Color in PDF and EPUB "'Harvesting Color' presents the entire process of infusing your life with color--finding the right plants, harvesting them at the best time, transforming the crop into beautiful dye, and, finally, marring pigment to fiber. In this beautiful book, Rebecca Burgess showcases thre dozen common plants that yield striking hues. Citing fascinating botanical lore, she demystifies the process of recognizing each plant in the wild. For those you can grow yourself, she details when to sow the seed and how to nuture the plant. For all the plants, you'll learn the optimal time to harvest, as well as how to extract the best dyes" --Cover flap.

Stern s Introductory Plant Biology

Filename: stern-s-introductory-plant-biology.pdf
ISBN: 0073040525
Release Date: 2010-01-19
Number of pages: 640
Author: James Bidlack
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Science/Engineering/Math

Download and read online Stern s Introductory Plant Biology in PDF and EPUB This introductory text assumes little prior scientific knowledge on the part of the student. It includes sufficient information for some shorter introductory botany courses open to both majors and nonmajors, and is arranged so that certain sections can be omitted without disrupting the overall continuity of the course. Stern emphasizes current interests while presenting basic botanical principles.

Indigo from seed to dye

Filename: indigo-from-seed-to-dye.pdf
ISBN: 0960406018
Release Date: 1981
Number of pages: 56
Author: Dorothy Miller
Publisher: Indigo Pr

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The Dyer s Garden

Filename: the-dyer-s-garden.pdf
ISBN: 1883010071
Release Date: 1995-01-01
Number of pages: 112
Author: Rita Buchanan
Publisher: Interweave

Download and read online The Dyer s Garden in PDF and EPUB Touching on the history and nature of dye plants, this comprehensive guide walks readers through a garden season from design to planting to harvesting for the dyepot, discussing 18 dye plants in detail.