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Homegrown flax and cotton : DIY guide to growing, processing, spinning & weaving fiber to cloth  Cover Image Book Book

Homegrown flax and cotton : DIY guide to growing, processing, spinning & weaving fiber to cloth

Conner, Cindy (author.).

Summary: "A complete guide to growing flax and cotton in your home garden for the purpose of making clothing: how to grow, harvest, and prepare the fiber for spinning into yarn; how to spin cotton and flax/linen; the basics of weaving cloth; and suggestions on patterns and how to weave to create the pieces you need for clothing, and how to sew your woven pieces together."--

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  • ISBN: 9780811772198
  • ISBN: 0811772195
  • Physical Description: print
    viii, 144 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: Essex, CT : Stackpole Books, [2023]

Contents / Notes

Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 133-137) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Why wear homegrown, handspun clothes? -- Growing flax for linen -- Retting -- Breaking and scutching -- Hackling -- Spinning flax into linen -- Growing and harvesting cotton -- Preparation for spinning -- Spinning cotton -- The cotton project -- How to manage spun fiber -- Turning yarn into fabric -- Clothes to make -- Guilds, fiber festivals, fibershed movement -- Spirituality of handspun cloth.
Subject: Flax
Flax spinning
Linen
Cotton growing
Cotton manufacture
Dressmaking
Genre: Handbooks and manuals.
Self-instructional works.

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