Flax to Linen with Andrea Myklebust

Flax to Linen with Andrea Myklebust

In this two day workshop, we will explore all aspects of traditional flax production, from seed selection and cultivation, to harvesting, dew-retting and water-retting, and flax dressing using hand tools. Students will have opportunities to do hands-on processing work with raw and retted flax straw, using a flax brake, scutching board and hackles to dress flax into tow and line ready for spinning into linen. We will discuss sourcing seed and tools, and will take a look at work being undertaken today to revive textile flax production in North America. Students will have plenty of samples to take home at the end of the workshop, and a packet of textile flax seed to plant in their own gardens next spring.

    $300.00Price