Yarn from Wild Nettles

A Practical Guide

Author: Birte Ford

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781999712501

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 66

View: 1536

Yarn from Wild Nettles

A Practical Guide

Author: Birte Ford

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781511419031

Category:

Page: 68

View: 8476

Birte Ford began experimenting with nettles in the 1990s when she moved to Scotland. In her quest to find the simplest way to get spinnable fibres from nettles, she has experimented with dew and water retting, the two traditional methods for retting flax and hemp. While both these methods work well for nettles, Birte found a simpler method for a cold northern European climate, which she termed root retting. This book is about her work with wild nettles and her results.

101 Uses for Stinging Nettles

Author: Piers Warren

Publisher: Wildeye

ISBN: 1905843003

Category:

Page: 50

View: 3877

Stinging nettles are, for many of us, nothing more than persistent weeds with a painful sting. But apart from having an important role in the web of life, nettles are an incredibly useful plant to mankind. They have been put to myriad uses by our ancestors, and many of these are still valid today. Already stinging nettle products are growing in popularity in the field of alternative medicine, as their wide range of health benefits becomes better known. This unique book explores the diverse uses of this fascinating plant - in the garden and the kitchen, for their medical and fibrous properties and so on. It is packed with practical suggestions, as well as a guide to the botany of stinging nettles, and how to collect and store them. For example, you will discover how to use nettles to: make a liquid plant fertiliser brew an unusual beer make a dandruff treatment protect beehives flavour an omelette make friendship bracelets repel flies naturally make green or yellow fabric dyes keep yourself warm in the winter and much more ... The many health benefits of taking nettles in various forms include relief from: hay fever and other allergies; acne and other skin conditions; arthritis and rheumatism; asthma; stress; high blood pressure; depression; enlarged prostate gland. The book also features Digital Nettle Art!

The Wild Swans

Author: Hans Christian Andersen

Publisher: Scandinavia Publishing House

ISBN: 8771326855

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 50

View: 2677

Thirty of Hans Christian Andersen's most cherished stories in single volumes Illustrator various artists. Known all over the world, these fairytales hold stories of great value and are a source of inspiration for both young and old.

A Weaver's Garden

Growing Plants for Natural Dyes and Fibers

Author: Rita Buchanan

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486136396

Category: Nature

Page: 240

View: 4904

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.

Nettle Cookbook

Recipes for Foragers and Foodies

Author: Vivian Tuffney

Publisher: Natural History Museum, London

ISBN: 9780565093556

Category:

Page: 72

View: 5766

The very first cookbook devoted to nutitious nettles, covering everything Celebrating a much maligned but surprisingly scrumptious and highly nutritious plant, this cookbook features more than 35 delicious recipes for appetizers, main courses, desserts, and drinks, from soups and spiced meatballs to shortbread and sponge. Nettles are native to many countries in Europe, Asia, and the Americas and have been valued as a spring food for many centuries. Despite their reputation for being prickly, fearsome, and inedible, this book shows how this abundant plant can be used in many different dishes and forms of cooking. The introduction describes the different types of nettles and where they can be found, and when and how they should be collected. Then there are recipes for every occasion--tuck into Feta Cheese and Nettle Filo Triangles, Asparagus and Nettle Soup, or Spiced Nettle Meatballs, before washing it all down with a glass of Nettle Beer or a warm cup of Nettle Tea. The book is fully illustrated with artworks specially selected from the Natural History Museum's unparalleled collections. Includes dual measures.

The Handbook of Natural Plant Dyes

Personalize Your Craft with Organic Colors from Acorns, Blackberries, Coffee, and Other Everyday Ingredients

Author: Sasha Duerr

Publisher: Timber Press

ISBN: 9781604690712

Category: Architecture

Page: 171

View: 7451

Through step-by-step instructions and color-saturated photographs, textile designer Sasha Duerr explains the basics of making and using natural plant dye, from gathering materials and making the dyes to simple ideas for how to use them. --from publisher description

Iconic Costumes

Scandinavian Late Iron Age Costume Iconography

Author: Ulla Mannering

Publisher: Oxbow Books

ISBN: 1785702165

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 288

View: 2811

This richly illustrated book presents a selection of the rich and varied iconographic material from the Scandinavian Late Iron Age (AD 400-1050) depicting clothed human figures, from an archaeological textile and clothing perspective. The source material consists of five object categories: gold foils, gold bracteates, helmet plaques, jewelry, and textile tapestries and comprises over 1000 different images of male and female costumes which are then systematically examined in conjunction with our present knowledge of archaeological textiles. In particular, the study explores the question of whether the selected images complement the archaeological clothing sources, through a new analytical tool which enables us to compare and contrast the object categories in regard to material, function, chronology, context and interpretation. The tool is used to record and analyze the numerous details of the iconographic costumes, and to facilitate a clear and easy description. This deliberate use of explicit costume shapes enhances our interpretation and understanding of the Late Iron Age clothing tradition. Thus, the majority of the costumes depicted are identified in the Scandinavian archaeological textile record, demonstrating that the depictions are a reliable source of research for both iconographical costume and archaeological clothing. The book contributes with new information on social, regional and chronological differences in clothing traditions from ca. AD 400 to the Viking Age.

The Practical Spinner's Guide - Cotton, Flax, Hemp

Author: Stephenie Gaustad

Publisher: Interweave

ISBN: 9781596686694

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 160

View: 6242

Offers an overview of spinning cotton, flax, and hemp, looking at the characteristics of the plants and their fibers, and giving detailed instructions on how to properly card, prep, spin, and finish yarns made from them.

Medical Medium

Author: Anthony William

Publisher: Hay House, Inc

ISBN: 1401948308

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 392

View: 6131

Anthony William, the one and only Medical Medium, has helped tens of thousands of people heal from ailments that have been misdiagnosed or ineffectively treated or that doctors can’t resolve. He’s done this by listening to a divine voice that literally speaks into his ear, telling him what lies at the root of people’s pain or illness and what they need to do to restore their health. His methods achieve spectacular results, even for those who have spent years and many thousands of dollars on all forms of medicine before turning to him. Now, in this revolutionary book, he opens the door to all he has learned in over 25 years of bringing people’s lives back: a massive amount of healing information, much of which science won’t discover for decades, and most of which has never appeared anywhere before. Medical Medium reveals the root causes of diseases and conditions that medical communities either misunderstand or struggle to understand at all. It explores all-natural solutions for dozens of the illnesses that plague us, including Lyme disease, fibromyalgia, adrenal fatigue, chronic fatigue syndrome, hormonal imbalances, Hashimoto’s disease, multiple sclerosis, depression, neurological conditions, chronic inflammation, autoimmune disease, blood sugar imbalances, colitis and other digestive disorders, and more. It also offers solutions for restoring the soul and spirit after illness has torn at our emotional fabric. Whether you’ve been given a diagnosis you don’t understand, or you have symptoms you don’t know how to name, or someone you love is sick, or you want to care for your own patients better, Medical Medium offers the answers you need. It’s also a guidebook for everyone seeking the secrets to living longer, healthier lives. "The truth about the world, ourselves, life, purpose—it all comes down to healing," Anthony William writes. "And the truth about healing is now in your hands."

Cellulose Fibers: Bio- and Nano-Polymer Composites

Green Chemistry and Technology

Author: Susheel Kalia,B. S. Kaith,Inderjeet Kaur

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783642173707

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 737

View: 7892

Because we are living in an era of Green Science and Technology, developments in the field of bio- and nano- polymer composite materials for advanced structural and medical applications is a rapidly emerging area and the subject of scientific attention. In light of the continuously deteriorating environmental conditions, researchers all over the world have focused an enormous amount of scientific research towards bio-based materials because of their cost effectiveness, eco-friendliness and renewability. This handbook deals with cellulose fibers and nano-fibers and covers the latest advances in bio- and nano- polymer composite materials. This rapidly expanding field is generating many exciting new materials with novel properties and promises to yield advanced applications in diverse fields. This book reviews vital issues and topics and will be of interest to academicians, research scholars, polymer engineers and researchers in industries working in the subject area. It will also be a valuable resource for undergraduate and postgraduate students at institutes of plastic engineering and other technical institutes.

The Practical Spinners Guide

Rare Luxury Fibers

Author: Judith MacKenzie

Publisher: Interweave Press

ISBN: 9781620337721

Category: Hand spinning

Page: 144

View: 4281

It's time to look beyond wool, with The Practical Spinner's Guide: Rare Luxury Fibers! The go-to expert for fiber artists, Judith MacKenzie shares insights into working with uncommon (but readily available) luxury downs in this comprehensive, yet practical, guide for today's spinners. With her natural voice for story telling that is both engaging and informative, she discusses the history of each of these downs, how they are used today, characteristics unique to each, and where to find them. She also dives deep into the specific spinning techniques for each fiber, knitting and weaving rare fibers, and dying them once spun. From angora to bison, camel to cashmere, there's a whole world of rare luxury fibers just waiting to be spun!

Handbook of Natural Fibres

Processing and Applications

Author: Ryszard M Kozłowski

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 085709551X

Category: Science

Page: 544

View: 3377

Growing awareness of environmental issues has led to increasing demand for goods produced from natural products, including natural fibres. The two-volume Handbook of natural fibres is an indispensable tool in understanding the diverse properties and applications of these important materials. Volume 2: Processing and applications focuses on key processing techniques for the improvement and broader application of natural fibres. Part one reviews processing techniques for natural fibres. Silk production and the future of natural silk manufacture are discussed, as well as techniques to improve the flame retardancy of natural fibres and chemical treatments to improve natural fibre properties. Ultraviolet-blocking properties, enzymatic treatment, and electrokinetic properties are also discussed. Part two goes on to investigate applications of natural fibres, including automotive applications, geotextiles, paper and packaging, and natural fibre composites (NFCs) for the construction and automotive industries. The use of flax and hemp, textiles made from jute and coir, antimicrobial natural fibres, and biomimetic textile materials are also considered, before a final discussion of enhancing consumer demand for natural textile fibres. With its distinguished editor and international team of expert contributors, the two volumes of the Handbook of natural fibres are essential texts for professionals and academics in textile science and technology. Focuses on key processing techniques for the improvement and broader application of natural fibres Reviews processing techniques for natural fibres, including silk production and the future of natural silk manufacture Discusses ultraviolet-blocking properties, enzymatic treatment, and alectrokinetic properties, among other topics

Bast and Other Plant Fibres

Author: Robert R. Franck

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780849325977

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 397

View: 6132

Environmental concerns have regenerated interest in the use of natural fibers for a much wider variety of products, including high-tech applications such as geotextiles, and composite materials for automotive and light industry use. Covering minor as well as major fibers produced worldwide, Bast and Other Plant Fibers analyzes flax, hemp, jute, kenaf, ramie, sisal, coir, and nettle, and provides an index of fiber-yielding plants. Each chapter examining chemical and physical structure, fiber, yarn and fabric production, dying, handle and wear characteristics, economics, and environmental, health and safety issues. A comprehensive set of tables makes it easy to compare the physical and chemical characteristics of different fibers.

The Field Guide to Fleece

100 Sheep Breeds and How to Use Their Fibers

Author: Deborah Robson,Carol Ekarius

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1612121780

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 231

View: 8515

Provides different breeds of sheep and explains the best way to prepare their fleece for spinning, the natural colors of the fleece and how well it dyes, the best use for the wool, and fleece weights, staple lengths, and fiber diameters.

Handbook of Sustainable Luxury Textiles and Fashion

Author: Miguel Angel Gardetti,Subramanian Senthilkannan Muthu

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9812876332

Category: Science

Page: 211

View: 9876

The first volume of this handbook explores different aspects of sustainable luxury textiles and fashion, broadly based on the following topics: Sustainability and business management, Value chain management, Use of materials and Sustainable production processes.

All the Beloved Ghosts

Author: Alison MacLeod

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1632865459

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

View: 9958

An acutely observed, evocative collection of short stories blending fiction, biography, and memoir--from a Booker-longlisted author. Evocative, sensual, and tender, these stories confront our reality culture and interrogate our relationship with iconic figures, coming to life at the boundary between reality and fiction. A woman emerging from mourning spends her savings on a fur coat, a coat she will wear to a dance that will change her life. A professor of cardiovascular physiology lingers on the cusp of consciousness as he waits for his new heart to be delivered, still beating, from another body--and is carried on a tidal wave of memories to an attic room half a century ago. Visiting Sylvia Plath's grave in Yorkshire, the author imagines a conversation with the poet, a fellow North American who settled in grey England. She reflects on the treasured photograph of Princess Diana she took as a teenager, one of a multitude taken during a life cut short. And at Charleston, Angelica Garnett, child of the Bloomsbury group, is overpowered by echoes of the past; by all the beloved ghosts that spring to life before her eyes. MacLeod's characters hover on the border of life and death, where memory is most vivid and the present most elusive. Moving from the London riots of 2011 to 1920s Nova Scotia, from Oscar Wilde's grave to the Brighton Pier, these exquisitely formed stories capture the small tragedies and profound truths of existence.

Harvesting Color

How to Find Plants and Make Natural Dyes

Author: Rebecca Burgess

Publisher: Artisan Books

ISBN: 1579654258

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 180

View: 9495

"'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.

Eco Colour

Author: India Flint

Publisher: Allen & Unwin

ISBN: 1741960797

Category: Dye plants

Page: 238

View: 5370

An expert, highly accessible and achievable handbook of ecologically sustainable plant dye methods using renewable resources