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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 […]

Spinning Stinging Nettles

Did you know stinging nettles can be handspun into yarn. […]

Hemp Rep Weave Placemat Pattern

A free weaving pattern for making placemats using hemp yarn. […]

Peatmoss Yarn and Textiles

Fabric made from peat moss, peat moss yarn. […]

Twill & Tabby Towels Weaving Pattern

A weaving draft for twill and tabby towels, woven with hemp yarns […]

Hemp Tea Towels Weaving Draft

A free weaving pattern for tea towels using hemp yarns. […]

From Sting to Spin. A History of Nettle Fibre

From Sting to Spin. A History of Nettle Fibre by Gillian Edom […]

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