Processing plant fibers

Investigating processing plant fibers like linen, nettle, etc., with an eye towards exploring processing local fiber, potentially including invasives. https://spinoffmagazine.com/local-bast-adventures-in-wild-retting/ Taproot – selling machinery and linen products from their farm in Nova Scotia. https://taprootfibre.ca/ Processing,...

on the khevsureti

Fascinating: the Khevsureti, an isolated group of Georgian people who retain centuries-old customs until recently, including the wearing of chain mail and justice by blood feud, cow fines, and exile. Some claim – by way of Richard Halliburton, gay globetrotter and ersatz ethnographer – that their maille is a holdover from the...

Breed specific yarns

A list of breed-specific yarns/yarn brands that are developed from single sheep breeds As a knitter (and new weaver), I have been getting much more involved in exploring the fleece and yarn qualities of individual sheep breeds. I’ve begun compiling the below list of brands, shops, and farms that sell breed-specific yarn so that I...