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Old 03.11.2012, 14:56
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Where can one buy nettle wool for knitting?

This question is actually from MrsZappa. I don't knit myself . She has a friend who is an enthusiastic ecological knitter. She likes to use natural fibres. But her French source of nettle wool for knitting ("ortie laineux" in French) has dried up. I had fun Googling for a source in the UK, but no luck. The company that looked good had "yarn", but it is for weaving not knitting.

So, does anyone know of a source in Switzerland or Germany?
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Re: Where can one buy nettle wool for knitting?

Interesting. Never heard of it before. But as I love anything crafty and home made. So I had to google around for it.

For anything hand made or supplies, you can usually find them on Etsy.com. There is a seller called Bessie May from the UK.
http://www.etsy.com/shop/BessieMays
http://www.bessiemay.com

It looks quite expensive for someone not in the know. She writes that her nettle wool is made in Italy. So perhaps search in Italian? filato di ortica.
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