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.
Hemp for Knitting I used the Allhemp3 fingering weight for the dishcloths
Basket Rib Hand Towel by Traci Heiner (Ravelry link)
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
I have given up on apostrophes for the moment. My apologies.