[Sca-cooks] flax processing (was Bread labor)
sclemenger at msn.com
Wed Nov 14 08:22:17 PST 2007
I know for a fact that cotton canvas is imported as well. Ours came from India as the raw fabric, and went through various chemical processes here in the US (to add mold/mildew resistance, or fire retardant).
--Maire, former tent and tipi maker
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From: Stefan li Rous<mailto:StefanliRous at austin.rr.com>
To: SCA-Cooks maillist SCA-Cooks<mailto:SCA-Cooks at Ansteorra.org>
Sent: Tuesday, November 13, 2007 11:51 PM
Subject: Re: [Sca-cooks] flax processing (was Bread labor)
Hemp cloth was definitely used
for rough cloth. It was what the original "canvas" was made of.
Notice the similar/same root as for cannabis. Cotton canvas takes
it's name from it's similarity to the previous canvas, although it is
not as tough nor does it withstand rough environment as well.
Unfortunately, since almost all canvas cloth has to be imported to
the US, it costs a bit more than cotton canvas. I had wanted to make
my pavilion out of hemp canvas, but the cost, particularly because of
the large amount needed, was too far out of my budget.
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