Wild Foodies of Philly  FIELD GUIDE!

FIBER!  
 

This is a work-in-progress.  Go to www.WildFoodies.org for more information. Send comments & corrections to lynnlandes@earthlink.net.

 

NATURAL FIBER SOURCES:   CLOTH - PAPER TWINE / ROPE BASKETS

 

        http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Fiber_plants

        http://www.pfaf.org/user/cmspage.aspx?pageid=48

        http://www.eattheweeds.com/category/uses/cordage/

        http://www.primitiveways.com/cordage_in_North_America.html GREAT LIST!


CLOTH

 

        flax

        stinging nettle

        kudzu

        paper mulberry

        hemp

        cotton (not local)

        mallow, velvet leaf http://www.eattheweeds.com/velvet-leaf-fiber-and-food/ & http://www.larkspurbooks.com/malvac1.html

        water hyacinth http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eichhornia_crassipes#Other_uses


PAPER

http://newsletter.handpapermaking.org/beginner/beg24.htm

 

        milkweed

        paper mulberry

        cattails

        reed / phragmite

        wheat straw

        kudzu

        hops

        hemp

        water hyacinth (limited use)

 


TWINE/ROPE/CORDAGE

 

GREAT LIST:
http://www.primitiveways.com/cordage_in_North_America.html

 

http://www.outsideonline.com/outdoor-adventure/survival-guru/How-do-you-make-a-plant-fiber-rope-in-the-wild.html

 

                   thistle

                   dogbane

                   hemp

                   cedar bark

                   basswood bark

                   inner bark of hickory

                   cattails

                   milkweed

                   dogbane

                   moosewood (leatherwood)

                   yucca

                   paper mulberry

                   mallow, velvet leaf

                   water hyacinth

 


BASKETS
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Basket_weaving

 

        TREES

o   oak

o   hickory

o   willow (coppiced)

o   hazel

o   cedar roots and bark

 

        VINES:

o   water hyacinth

o   kudzu

o   bittersweet

o   grapevine

o   honeysuckle

o   wisteria

o   smokevine

o   English ivy

o   Boston ivy

 

        PLANTS:

o   yucca

o   sweetgrass

o   bamboo

o   nettle

o   iris

o   cattail

o   reed / phragmite (also thatched roofs)