Sparto Weavers Spanish Broom

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. There … Continue reading “Sparto Weavers Spanish Broom”

Nettles Spinning

Nettles can be used to spin fiber.

From Sting to Spin

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

Nettle Yarn

Did you know stinging nettles can be handspun into yarn.

Visit to a Hemp Farm

Growing Hemp in the Kootenays Hemp used to be a crop that was grown in the Kootenay region of British Columbia. The Douhkobors and other settlers grew both hemp and flax and processed it for their clothing. In a previous article, I have mentioned that in Canada, hemp is again legal to grow for commercial … Continue reading “Visit to a Hemp Farm”

Weaving Project – Twill Tabby Towels

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

Peat Moss Yarn

Fabric made from peat moss, peat moss yarn.

Hemp

Sources, information and articles about weaving and knitting with hemp yarns and spinning fibre and blends (hemp, wool, cottons, silk