Course Provider: Flaxland
Contact Name: Ann Cooper
4 Aston Farm
Course Length: 1 DAY - 10AM-3.30PM
5 star rating, 6 reviewers.
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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