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Tuesday, May 19, 2009

2009 is the International Year of Natural Fibres

I just love natural fibres and also love working with them. In this modern times were man-made fibres are more and more taking over, I was very happy to see that 2009 is the year of natural fibres.

We can distinguish 2 groups of natural fibres:

- plant fibres such as cotton, hemp, flax, ramie, nettle, sisal...

- animal fibres such as wool, silk, alpaca, angora, mohair...

You can find very detailed information on the website of the International Year of Natural Fibres: http://www.naturalfibres2009.org/

I will post a monthly feature on the use of a natural fibre for the rest of this year with some easy projects that you can do at home.

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