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Sparto Weavers Spanish Broom

Hand spun Sparto closeup

Sparto (Sparta) Spartium junceum also called Spanish Broom or Weavers Broom is an almost forgotten textile plant that is native to Mediterranean countries. Spanish Broom was introduced to North America and other countries where it has spread in many areas and has become a menace. However, Sparto was once a very useful textile plant. […]

Spinning Hemp and Flax on a Distaff

Hemp on Distaff

Both flax and hemp are usually sold in roving form or tow, where the flax has been heavily processed into short 2-4 inch lengths. The flax or hemp roving has often been bleached or dyed. This type of flax and hemp are quite easy to spin as a roving, using a short draw. A […]

In Love with Linen

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Flax and Linen

Tow flax, linen, ramie weaving yarns for warp and weft and spinning bast fibres and blends. […]

Flax Weaving

Weaving and spinning with Flax and linen […]

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