Above: Closeup of male nettle flowers, October 17, 2017
“The use of nettles is a revival of olden times, as nettle fibers were at one time largely used for homespun fabrics, distinguished by excellent strength and wearing qualities.”
There was a revival of interest in nettles (urtica dioica) as a textile fiber during World War I. I read an article about experiments with nettles as a substitute for cotton for the
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