The stinging nettle is an undemanding regional resource which is known for its multiple use in different fields. A really interesting aspect is the production of a textile fiber, made out of the stem of the nettle. This very old procedure, which was already used in the middle ages for textile fabrication, is the basis for a material study of different components of the plant. I extracted the fibers out of the stem, but also used the dust of the peel or shavings of the inner wooden pipe for my research, to use the plant holistic.
Elena Blazquez, 2016

Elena Blazquez
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