[DWJ] RE: Dwj Digest, Vol 12, Issue 18

Jadwiga Zajaczkowa / Jenne Heise jenne at fiedlerfamily.net
Tue Aug 22 23:11:43 EDT 2006


> My memory is that it was an Irish tale and she made them shirts out of
> nettles. (Fractionally more plausible, as nettles are fibrous like flax.) 

Nettles are in fact a bast fiber, like flax and hemp, and were used 
extensively in Scotland up to Dr. Johnson's time, according to my 
sources...

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