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« Reply #20 on: April 03, 2012 01:16:05 PM »

I'm about to embark on retting and spinning Spanish moss to be woven into Civil War era horse blankets.
This sounds so exciting to me! You WILL post on FF, right?

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« Reply #21 on: April 04, 2012 10:28:44 AM »

But of course!

I have 6 large garbage bags fulls of Spanish moss right now.  I'm still doing research on how to properly rett this.  From what I can gather so far. it will be like composting the moss to help get the cuticle off, then processing like flax.  Then to spin it and weave it.  From the original samples I've seen (and there are not too many since they are bio-degradable), they are twined together instead of a tabby weave.


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« Reply #22 on: April 18, 2012 03:43:24 PM »

Ooh, I can't wait to find out how it turns out!
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