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Flax Processing - Plant to Cloth - Gloucestershire

Flax Processing - Plant to Cloth - Gloucestershire

Course Provider: Flaxland

Contact Name: Ann Cooper

Telephone: 07768405520

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Address:
4 Aston Farm
Cherington
Nr Tetbury
Nr Tetbury
Gloucestershire
GL8 8SW

Course Length: 1 DAY - 10AM-3.30PM

Price: £75

5 star rating, 6 reviewers.

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Course Start Dates
Saturday 24th March 2018
Saturday 21st April 2018

Description:

Discover Britain's forgotten crop - Flax. All true linen is made from flax. During the day you will be shown all the processes for working flax from seed to cloth. You will also have the opportunity of working through the processes to produce fibre ready for spinning and/or cord and rope making. A chance to dress a distaff and have a go at drop spinning.

Anyone interested in the process and practice of weaving and hand-spinning would find this course a useful introduction.

The day starts at 10.00am and finishes at 3.30pm and will include breaking, scutching, hackling in the morning followed by discussion at lunch time and more processing during the afternoon. Access to reference books; what innovative projects are going on and what flax can be used for. Fibre produced can be taken away as well as a paper distaff.

Beverages and a light lunch is provided.

Simon and Ann Cooper have been growing flax in the UK for the past ten years and have appeared in several TV programmes including Wartime Farm, Tudor Farm, Escape to the Country, Inside Out. They also demonstrate at various shows and are happy to do talks.

What's included in the price?

All tooling equipment, PPE, materials, beverages and light lunch is provided.

A workshop guide is provided to take away so no need to take notes/photos.


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Simon and Ann are very enthusiastic about sharing their passion for flax and linen. The day was well structured, never rushed with plenty of opportunities for them both to share their knowledge and expertise's with the group. The workshops takes place between their house and a large barn nearby, very lovely setting. Fully recommend for anyone wanting to be introduced into the world of flax and linen production.

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It was a great course, very informative and Ann was lovely. Would definitely recommend and it was a really good day. I learnt a lot!

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Very friendly and relaxing environment.
A comprehensive course and a hugely knowledgable tutor.
All set in beautiful countryside.

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Very useful & interactive course.
Relaxed friendly style
Recommend to everyone!

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Excellent course, very well structured with ample opportunity to practise skills. Would recommend to anyone interested in producing fibres for spinning/weaving. Also recommend the 'spinning box' to take away and develop skills. One of the best courses I've done (and I've done a lot!)

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