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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 […]

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 […]

Stinging Nettle Spinning

Nettles can be used to spin fiber. […]

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