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.
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. Seed and tooling available to purchase.
Beverages are provided. Light lunch is provided.
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.
If you will be redeeming a CraftCourses gift voucher on this course, the voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.
What's included in the price?
All course materials are supplied together with any PPE necessary on the days.
Beverages are included. Light lunch is provided.
Ann Cooper at Flaxland
Souchez London Road Stroud Gloucestershire GL5 2BA