Sparto (Sparta) Spartium junceum also called Spanish Broom or Weavers Broom is an almost forgotten textile plant that is native to Mediterranean countries. Spanish Broom was introduced to North America and other countries where it has spread in many areas and has become a menace. However, Sparto was once a very useful textile plant.
Both flax and hemp are usually sold in roving form or tow, where the flax has been heavily processed into short 2-4 inch lengths. The flax or hemp roving has often been bleached or dyed.
I love linen. Here are a few photos of some fabulous linen towels that were recently sent to me by Maureen. Linen Sauna Towel Woven by an elderly Swedish woman.
The Doukhobors and their Weaving heritage
Tow flax, linen, ramie weaving yarns for warp and weft and spinning bast fibres and blends.
Weaving and spinning with Flax and linen