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18. READINGS ON TEXTILES.
|I had the pleasure of learning about hemp fiber from the practical point of view and wasn't overly biased to expect a coarse product. I was amazed at how soft it was. The picture to the right shows me teasing (cleaning) a batch of vat retted hemp, which bleached white as snow in the sun. In my distant past I had worked with wool for a short period, shearing, cleaning, carding, spinning and dyeing wool. This knowledge came in very handy for the museum curator of such a famous fiber plant.|
|THE BOOK OF FINE LINEN, By Françoise de Bonneville, 1994. Flammarion , Paris, France.|
|THE TEXTILE ARTS: A Handbook of Fabric Structure and Design Processes; Ancient and Modern Weaving, Braiding, Printing, and Other Textile Techniques. By Verla Birrell. 1959.|
|THE STORY OF HEMP IN COLONIAL VIRGINIA. GEORGE MELVIN HERNDON. 1959.|
|TEXTILE AGE, Volume 6, Number 12.
CONTENTS: 71 Hemp Mills Planned. p.16
|THREADS MAGAZINE: Article on Hemp fabric.|