Learning about textile with @yo-yo #4 ”Ramie”a bast fiber1/染め織りのこと #4 苧麻(チョマ・からむし)1

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I posted a video weaving Ramie fiber the other day. Then what is "Ramie" like? I'd like to post with photo and would post with video next time.


This is a Ramie yard. This should be harvested from around 20th July to middle of the August. Only 20-30 days then it become too thick or go bad.


The longest one is over 2 meters(6-7 feet) high.


I think Ramie/Urtica dioica might not be so familiar plant in your country, but it is a plant that can be found anywhere in Japan or Asian countries especially river side. But this Ramie(in showa village, Fukushima pref.) is well maintained since Edo period(17-19th) at least, so the quality of the fibers are great... I think I can say this Ramie is one of the best one in all over the world.


When I stayed in Berlin, I found similar leaves with ramie near my house. It is a bit different kind the hight is quite low compare with Ramie in Japan and which has needles, but I think we can get fiber from this plant too… I'd like to bring some tools to try to get fiber from them if I stay Berlin in summer time. Also we can find herb tea from this leaf and the name is Brennnessel tea.

ヨーロッパにも似たようなイラクサ科の植物があちこちで見られます。上の写真はベルリンで撮影したものです。ベルリンではBrennnessel teaというハーブティとして販売されています。このイラクサ科の植物はトゲがあるので気をつける必要があります。苧麻よりも背が低いのが特徴で、海外でも図鑑などで紹介されています。

Nettle family source

Cut this plant from 20 cm(7-8 inch) from the ground.


Get rid of the leaves.


Tied up and drop it some times to the iron plate to uniform the bottom part.


This is a "product" for sell so should be cut as a length for sell. It was heavy rain day but should go and harvest them because it should be finished as soon as possible.


They divide them to 3 length, the big one is to 1m30cm(4.2feet), middle one(the best quality) to 1m15cm(3.8feet), the last one is shorter than 1m15cm.


Bring them back home carefully and soak water for a while then ged rid of stem and the outside of the skin and get fiber. (to be continued...)


Since Wordpress is updated to 5.0, I have a little frustration because of the inconvenience... I don't know maybe because of theme or plugin... I couldn't save draft and post from steempress/wordpress at all, so I decided to post directly from busy... I hope I can figure out the solution soon :(

Wordpressが5.0にupdateされてから遅いし書きづらいし保存も投稿もできないしでどうしようもない感じです。使っているテーマかプラグインが原因でしょうか。仕方ないのでsteempressからの投稿も諦めてbusyから直接投稿することにしました。早く解決策が見つかればいいんですけど… :( 【追記】Gutenbergではなく旧エディターを使うよう設定を変更して何とか復旧しました

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❏ Learning about textile with @yo-yo" /染め織りのこと ❏

#3 Weave Ramie fiber/ 苧麻を織る

#2 recording and archiving/アーカイブを急ぐ理由

#1 Prologue/はじめに

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Weaving, Making tools and Archiving/機織りと道具作りとその記録


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oh yeah! is it the same as shiso? there is a nettle plant in Russia as well and it grows really tall in summer. but the needles make your skin itchy if you touch it.


Hi @anmitsu! No, similar leaf but totally different flavor! I mean, I bought one pack of "Shiso" at Asian market in Berlin, I was really happy I could find it but... it doesn't smell shiso at all... I guess it was probably nettle leaf... jaaa... a bit bitter, not so great taste :(
And wow... we can see such a tall one in Russia too? I didn't know that... yep, I once grabbed it directly by my hand because I didn't expect it has needles and I got injured^^;

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thank you very much for all of your activities... I'm honored :D

Gee, sitting in my office, this makes me really wanna get outdoors, even if it means being stung by nettles =/


Haha... yeah I noticed that this is super green post! Thank you very much for stopping by and pick my post up @mobbs -san... it means really a lot to me :) Have a great weekend.

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尺貫法の件、ややこしいんですけど昔の道具を調査する時は必要なので少しずつ馴染んできた感じです。実は尺にも色々あって、大工さんが使う曲尺(30.3cm)と呉服屋さんが使う呉服尺(36.4cm)、機織りをしたり反物を扱う場合の鯨尺(37.8cm)なんて違いがあります。呉服尺は曲尺の1.2倍、鯨尺は1.25倍だそうです。呉服尺は比較的新しいかと思いますし、機織りにはあまりいらないので私は機道具を作る時は曲尺、機織りをする時は鯨尺で考える必要があって、とってもややこしいのです! 更に、海外の方向けとなるとインチまで書く必要があるかなと思ったら…数学がまったくダメな私にはもう混乱そのものです😂
イラクサ科花粉症ですかぁ、じゃぁお米の受粉の季節、夏は辛いですかね? ベルリンのは多分からむしではなくて「イラクサ」と言った方がいいように思います。昭和村にはからむし以外にもイラクサとかブタクサって言われる植物があるんですけど、そっちの方がベルリンのと同じようにトゲがあるんですよ✩

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