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Natural Dyeing

Book Review: Harvesting Color by Rebecca Burgess Review by Meara O’Reilly I recently experimented with using the oxalis plant (more commonly known as the weed sourgrass) to dye some towels a bright yellow. It was such an easy and rewarding process, I wanted to look around and see what other colors might be within reach! This book […]

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101: Natural Dyeing

101: Natural Dyeing Everyday plants offer big color. By Judith Lange Imagine a world with no colored fabric. Look in your closet, at your furniture, at your towels and your curtains. Imagine everyone dressed only in white. Such a drab existence does not suit human beings. Long before Rit came in packets, color was everywhere. […]

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Homemade Flea Repellent

Homemade Flea Repellent By Jessica Wilson Every summer I succumb to the wailing meows of our calico cat and let her roll around outside in the garden, and every summer the calico witch-baby becomes lousy with fleas. Making your own flea repellent will not kill those pesky fleas, but it does a dandy job of […]

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