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DIY: Softening Plant Fibers with Coconut Oil

DIY: Softening Plant Fibers with Coconut Oil

One of the challenges with using truly sustainable plant fibers are that they are not initially soft to the touch. “Truly sustainable” meaning not using any chemicals at all in...
DIY Medicinal Mushroom Dye: Turkey Tail

DIY Medicinal Mushroom Dye: Turkey Tail

We’ve dedicated a lot of time and space to discussing the concept of wearing one’s medicine via plant fibers and dyes on our site. The scientific discussion about this topic...
DIY Nettle Pesto

DIY Nettle Pesto

The classic Italian sauce, Pesto is traditionally made with basil, but it can realistically be made with a variety or herbs such as mint, cilantro, parsley, and our favorite nettle!...
Dyeing with Nettle

Dyeing with Nettle

Stinging Nettle is used universally in a lot of different ways. It can be consumed as food or medicinally, created into fiber, or created into a botanical dye. When using...
Nettle Cake Recipe

Nettle Cake Recipe

This nettle moss cake is a Pacific Northwestern take on the Japanese tradition of “Hanami,” or tree-blossom observing. Mosses are among some of the oldest plants alive, and their constancy...
Nettle, the Best Alternative for Cotton

Nettle, the Best Alternative for Cotton

“But still more interesting, to my mind, is an even more common and no less reviled plant, the nettle.”     John-Paul Flintoff is a man from Britain who has learned...