Hemp, Flax and Ramie- The Bast fibers

Hemp, Flax and Ramie- The Bast fibers

Stephenie Gaustad

Saturday All Day

The stem fibers, flax, ramie and hemp produce yarns of unusual strength, durability and luster. Examples of them thousands of years old still exist. Learn how to handle these long lovelies, manage their draft and set the twist. Cool and absorbent in summer, hard wearing warps for rugs and carpets, these fibers are unmatched.

Skill level:
General familiarity with spinning

Material Fee:
$15- Flax, ramie and hemp spinning fibers, handouts in 8 1/2 by 11 format


Student Supplies:
functional spinning wheel, Notebook

Homework: None