Irma Laurence Schwegler

Textile made of nettle fiber
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Old Fashion Sartoria
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Suit in textile made of nettle fibres. It is an experimental fabric resulting from spinning and then weaving a thread obtained from retting nettle which turns out to be very similar to linen. This is a traditional technique, very common among Tuscan peasants until the end of the 19th century. Today unfortunately the quantity of the raw material is too small to meet the demand of at least a part of the market. Artistic Sartorial Workshop

Tools: Sewing machine using different types of feet, different types of scissors, different types of needles, button covering machine, iron, basting thread and strong thread. Tissue paper for modeling. Thin cardboard for the fashion-plate