In this episode I begin my plant fibre study with hemp. I discuss its history and use and how it spins and knits.

Also, I look into what happens to sheep who are raised for wool. Is it a totally benign process?

In the vegan segment I touch on what happens in slaughterhouses and how it affects the workers who do the killing.

Episode 2 – Dont bogart that yarn my friend

Canadian Hemp Trade Alliance

Flannelberry Fibre

Hemp for Knitting I used the Allhemp3 fingering weight for the dishcloths

Basket Rib Hand Towel by Traci Heiner (Ravelry link)

Maiwa

Veg*n Craft*n group’s Dietary Vegan poll on Ravelry

Walter Peak Sheep Shearing video

barkingrock.com Lots of info about raising sheep

The China Study by T. Colin Campbell

Diet for a New America by John Robbins

Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs and Wear Cows by Melanie Joy

Slaughterhouse: The Shocking Story of Greed, Neglect and Inhumane Treatment Inside the US. Meat Industry by Gail Eisnitz

I have given up on apostrophes for the moment. My apologies.