In commenting on my nettle post, Ted made the analogy of nettles being a UK weed in the same vein as US kudzu. Then, as is my nature, I started to wonder if kudzu can be made into fiber.
Check this out:
Be sure to click along the top of the photo to see all the steps.
I’ve also discovered that dogbane is a fiber plant (aka Indian Hemp) and can be harvested in the winter:
The Roots School, who produced this video, is offering a two day workshop this December that’s very tempting:
Finally, this website with a post about milkweed stalks:
Thanks to our Fibershed project, I feel like I’ve fallen down the rabbit hole!
And here I was feeling bad that we don’t have cotton growing in our area…