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Old 01-12-2011, 05:43 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by mullerslanefarm View Post
Yes, I've spun different types of bast fibers including flax and hemp.
Some folks use a distaff, some folks like spinning it wet (damp) but I like spinning it dry (just wetting my fingers).
To 'set it', you need to boil the yarn. Still, it will be quite stiff until it gets really abused (i.e. a lot of use and washing) to soften up the fiber

Cyndi, You answered so long ago! Sorry I missed this. Am still learning sites and forums. Thanks for the ideas, they are helpful.
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