Wednesday, April 13, 2016

April 19 Meeting Bast Fibers

Bast Fiber: Linen, Hemp, Ramie and Bast Bamboo


What are bast fibers? They all come from the stems of plants and there are a wide variety of them. Many cultures have used these fibers to amazing effect over millennia. We will explore them in roving form, so the fiber length should feel familiar to us

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Bring your wheel and a cloth for your lap, as well as a small pot for water if you wish to try wet spinning. BASD will cover a substantial portion of the cost of $18 for the fibers through our dues. Members will pay a $5 fiber fee (or more, if they wish!) per sample set. Nonmembers can participate at the full cost of $18.