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Working with Flax and Nettles

by WoodlandsTV ~ 20 June, 2017 ~ 46 comments

Here at Bentley Woodfair we see expert Allan Brown talking us through the various processes involved in preparing flax and nettles ready for hand spinning - from growing, cutting, drying and storing through to working the plant to reduce it to its most useful natural fibres. Allan uses traditional equipment, adopting specific techniques to best work the flax. We appreciate how, in times past, this would have had enormous production value - as flax and nettles were used to make all sorts of crucial items, from sails and bed sheets to clothes and cordage - and this skill still has its value today. For more info, please email: [email protected]
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Making Cordage from Nettles

by WoodlandsTV ~ 8 December, 2014 ~ 22 comments

Naturalist John Rhyder shows us the techniques to make cordage using nettles - from the initial preparation of the plant fibres through to the `twist and clamp` process ensuring the nettle...

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