Spinning Hemp with a Distaff



0:00 How to spin a hemp strick with a distaff
0:30 Open up strick and attach to distaff
1:10 Draw out a long line of hemp from distaff and spin
1:20 Dampen hemp with water while spinning
2:00 Attach a new length of hemp fibre and spin
3:10 Remove short bits of hemp fibre while drafting
3:35 Quality of hemp fibre differs with each crop
4:00 More spinning and drafting of hemp
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