Natural fibres in the Cotswolds

Natural fibres in the Cotswolds

Duration: 1 DAY - 10AM-3.30PM

Price: £75

Run by: Ann Cooper
at Flaxland

07768405520

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

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About the Course

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 as well as a paper distaff.

Beverages and a light lunch is provided.

If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above or telephone us. Your 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 day. Beverages and a light lunch are included. A simple distaff is also supplied which participants can take with them.



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