The Nettle Page

Collection of information about using stinging nettles as spinning fiber for making yarn.

nettle6I’ve found several different methods of processing which I’ll outline here asap, you are welcome to share other methods in the comments here or in the relevant blog posts as they appear. As well as your results of course, preferably with a link to your own website/blog/Flickr whatever.

Last updated August 8th 2016

Nettle-along participants

UglemorUglemor’s nettle posts

Denise

Froukje

Pia’s blogposts

List of posts with the tag “nettles”

Books (which I haven’t read yet)

Bernard Bertrand “Les Secrets de l’Ortie”
Gillian Edom “From Sting to Spin”
Birte Ford “Nettle Craft”
John-Paul Flintoff “Through the eye of a needle”
Piers Warren “101 Uses for Stinging Nettles”
Nælder og Nældetøj af  Margrethe Hald – I’ll be making a summary of this one – very interesting

Websites

http://www.wildfibres.co.uk/html/nettle_hemp.html

http://www.swicofil.com/products/016nettle.html

http://nettlecraft.com/

Articles, new and (very) old

Väv magasinet 2/16

Om_Brændenældens_Anvendelse_i_Tekstilindustrien_-_Hannover__H._I.

Production and processing of organically grown fiber nettle

Plant fiber processing in the past

Videos

Commercial nettle yarns

https://www.weaversbazaar.com/product-list/nettle-yarns

http://www.darngoodyarn.com/yarn/by-fiber/nettle/

Onion.dk (på dansk)

http://www.feltandcrafts.com/yarns-fibers-nettle-yarn-c-9_13.html#.V2KqB6K_NPU

http://www.shopattransrural.org/buy-himalayan-nettle-yarn.php

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