Allan Brown demonstrates the processes he takes nettle plants through, in order to extract a usable fibre for textiles.
A facebook group 'Nettles For Textiles' is available, for those seeking to share knowledge and skills or simply ask questions and get clarification on anything related to processing nettles and creating textiles from their fibres.
'Nettles For Textiles' was shot and edited by Dylan Howitt.
The film is available in English, Chinese, Spanish, German, French, Portugese, Turkish, Arabic, Italian and English subtitled.
This animated film tells the reality of soil resources around the world, covering the issues of degradation, urbanization, land grabbing and overexploitation; the film offers options to make the way we manage our soils more sustainable.
The Cae Mabon Retreat Centre has been evolving since 1989. It is set in natural woodland by a rushing river, near a deep lake, at the foot of high mountains and almost within sight of the sea. A family of beautiful, natural, earthy structures provide appealing spaces for groups to meet, retreat, work and play. People have looked all over Britain for something similar but in vain.