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The Early History of Hemp Processing - Sues Science And History

Extracting natural blue pigment from the leaves of the Woad plant. The pigment has traditionally been used to dye wool but it can also be used in naturally colouring soap.

Extracting natural blue pigment from the leaves of the Woad plant. The pigment has traditionally been used to dye wool but it can also be used in naturally colouring soap. ** Latin name = Isatis Tinctoria ** French name = pastel des teinturiers **

An in-depth look at how flax is processed by hand, using traditional methods from Lithuania. Retting, breaking, hacking, scutching, and finally spinning and weaving - resulting in beautiful, textural linen fabric.

From Flax to Linen - Traditional Methods from Lithuania

From Flax to Linen - Traditional Methods from Lithuania - Rough Linen

Growing plants to produce fiber for textiles can be an adventure. If your climate permits, you could grow cotton in your garden—even in your flower bed. Most climates can support flax that you can turn into linen fabric. Plan for that now when you plant cover crops so your garden beds are ready for cotton and flax when planting time comes around.

Plan for Cotton and Flax in Your Garden - Organic Gardening

Flax Break..A flax break is a set of intersecting wooden blades that force the retted flax straw to snap into short sections which then fall away from the fibers.

A flax break is a set of intersecting wooden blades that force the retted flax straw to snap into short sections which then fall away from the fibers.

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