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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 […]

Spin Flora not Fauna

I am very pleased and delighted to hear that my workshop is full for the upcoming AGWSD Summer School 2017. This summer school will be held at Sparsholt College in Hampshire, August 13 – 20, 2017. The Summer School is hosted by the Association of Guilds of Weavers, Spinners and Dyers, UK and is […]

Woven Transparency Christmas Ornament Pattern

Handwoven Transparency Christmas Ornament using hemp yarns […]

Table of Recommended Setts for Weaving

Table of Recommended Setts for Weaving: cotton, linen, silk yarns […]

Yarn Shops

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