Cellulose Fiber Information

This collection of URLs is maintained in an effort to make information available to the textile community.

If you would like to have a site listed, please send email to: Rosemary Brock


"Absorbency of Mercerized Cotton" by Tom Beaudet
From the ANWG site.

"Calendering" by Laura Fry
From the ANWG site, an article on finishing.

Cotton: Field to Cloth
From David Lojo's site, information on the use of cotton in African textiles.

Cotton in the Middle Ages
From Greg Lindahls' site, a paper on cotton.

Converting Hemp Textiles
This site, from the HempWorld site, describes finishing items made out of hemp.

Cotton Fibre Production
This site, from the TexGuide folks, describes cotton production as part of their Interactive Learning area.

Cotton in the Middle Ages
This site, from the

Cotton Fiber Quality
This technical paper from the National Textile Center tells how to blend for a better yarn. And much more.

Department of Textiles
From the Smithsonian Institution, information on cellulose fibers.

Fiber Plants
This site, from the Plants for a Future organization, discusses the plants that can be used for fiber sources.

Fiber Wars: The Extinction of Kentucky Hemp
David West's history of the American hemp industry and what happened to the seed of this once highly valued crop.

Finishing Hemp Textiles
From the Hemp Traders' site, information on Hemp.

"FLAX: An Examination of the Linen Industry from Ancient Egypt to Pre-industrial America"
This paper on flax was written by Marie Rabideau as part of her degree at Lesley Unversity.

FlaxCam
You can watch the field grow in Wisconsin. I have to say her husband (I assume) looks more cheerful about this than mine would.

Jute Fiber Production
This site, from the TexGuide folks, is part of their Interactive Learning area.

Lin och ull
Marita's site shows flax production.

"What is Mercerized Cotton?" by Tom Beaudet
An article on mercerized cotton.

Native American Cordage
This site, from the NativeTech site, describes thigh-spinning with bulrush, cattail, and other fibers.

Production of Flax Fibre
This site, from the TexGuide folks, is part of their Interactive Learning area.

Ramie: Old Fiber - New Image
This site, from Ohio State University Extension, presents an overview on ramie.

Structure and Properties of Cotton
This site, from the TexGuide folks, is part of their Interactive Learning area.

Tencel FAQs
Courtaulds Fibers answers some questions about Tencel.

Tips for Spinning Cotton
This site, from Cotton Clouds, gives you hints for spinning this short-stapled fiber.

Wash and Care of Hemp
From the Hemp Traders' site, information on haw to care for hemp textiles (bottom of the page).


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