A Sample of Two Yarn 40 Thread Spunyarn

Contributed by AHOW Day at Ipswich Museum

A Sample of Two Yarn 40 Thread Spunyarn

Des brought this yarn to the BBC Suffolk event at Ipswich Museum on Tuesday, 16 February, 2010.

St Helena fibre was introduced to the South Atlantic island as a crop for producing rope making fibre in 1874 and production stopped in 1966.
This is believed to be some of the last cordage made from this fibre left in the world.

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