[Sca-cooks] flax processing (was Bread labor)
kiridono at gmail.com
Mon Nov 12 05:03:32 PST 2007
Maybe not in Europe, but in Japan, it was the fabric of choice for the
lower classes...even late in period, cotton wasn't commonly available
to the lower classes, and linen wasn't all that common either. So,
from its early history, hemp was frequently used.
On Nov 12, 2007 3:07 AM, Saint Phlip <phlip at 99main.com> wrote:
> One interesting bit of information that I picked up in my meandering
> was that, despite its many useful qualities, hemp wasn't used in
> period as a fabric because it was so difficult to perform the
> equivalent retting process-
> On Nov 10, 2007 6:51 PM, Stefan li Rous <StefanliRous at austin.rr.com> wrote:
> > I know of people who have participated in "sheep to shawl" events
> > starting with the shearings from a sheep and proceeding from there.
> > However, has anyone done, or seen done, the processing of flax from
> > the plant to, at least, the spinning of the flax fibers? I know that,
> > like making woad, it is likely to be a stinky outside activity. I'd
> > like to have a first-hand account on processing flax for the
> > Florilegium.
> > Thanks,
> > Stefan
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> > THLord Stefan li Rous Barony of Bryn Gwlad Kingdom of Ansteorra
> > Mark S. Harris Austin, Texas
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> Saint Phlip
> Heat it up
> Hit it hard
> Repent as necessary.
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