Discover Britain's forgotten crop - Flax. All true linen is made from flax. Note: this is currently a one to one workshop. 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. The course will include: Day 1 - 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. Seed and tooling available to purchase. Day 2 - Spinning - working with a spinning wheel to produce yarn. Full instruction given as well as time to practice alone. Suitable for both beginners and those who may have spun other fibres. Accommodation may be available at additional cost.
What's included in the price?
All course materials are supplied together with any PPE necessary on the days. Beverages are provided. Light lunch is provided on the second day but please bring lunch for the first day.
2 days (flexible times to suit)
Simon and Ann Cooper started flaxland over 12 years ago in a quest to find out where linen came from. Now completely passionate about all things flax, we have been teaching flax processing for most of that time and have been advisors for TV and Universities as well as appearing on Wartime Farm and more recently Countryfile. We want participants to really enjoy their day with us and offer a very interactive day. We love flax and hope you will too.
- Hearing impaired
- Vision impaired
- UK Holiday
- Suitable for all abilities
- Public transport
- Parking provided
- Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
- Accommodation offered
- Suitable for beginners