Fascinating Flax. Blossom, Harvest, Processing and Spinning

Flax once grown in almost every home plot was synonymous with household term – linen. Today most “linens” are anything but made from linen.

A truly classy fiber when correctly cleaned and processed, spun, finished, and used in textiles. It was the only fiber deemed worthy to be used on a churches altar or perfect for the young bride.

Flax is an important historical fiber that due to its length is best spun from some of the most elegant or basic spinning tools, the distaff. Learn about this important and fascinating fiber that is becoming a shrinking industry.