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Yarn from Wild Nettles: A Practical Guide Birte Ford

Yarn from Wild Nettles: A Practical Guide

Birte Ford

Published April 2nd 2014
ISBN : 9781497581715
Paperback
68 pages
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 About the Book 

Birte Ford began experimenting with nettles in the 1990s when she moved to Scotland. In her quest to find the simplest way to get spinnable fibres from nettles, she has experimented with dew and water retting, the two traditional methods for rettingMoreBirte Ford began experimenting with nettles in the 1990s when she moved to Scotland. In her quest to find the simplest way to get spinnable fibres from nettles, she has experimented with dew and water retting, the two traditional methods for retting flax and hemp. While both these methods work well for nettles, Birte found a simpler method for a cold northern European climate, which she termed root retting. This book is about her work with wild nettles and her results.