FIBERuary SHEEP AND SHAWL

HELLO

 

FIBERuary Day 28  GROWING AND PROCESSING FLAX   Talk and demo at Sheep and Shawl.                               with Michelle Phillips

Today was the last in a series of 4 talks given at Sheep and Shawl. Thanks to Liz and John for hosting these wonderful talks.

Michelle did a wonderful job of explaining the planting and finishing process of Flax.  I wanted to share with you pictures of this event. Everyone who wanted to got a chance to try their hand at it and see many wonder samples from the plant itself to the finished product.

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Three different varieties of Flax

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Dryed and Retted, ready for processing

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Michelle using a Flax Brake.  This brakes the fiber from the stem.

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This is a plant with a break in it, you can see the fiber between the break

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Michelle using the Heckle.  The heckle splits and straightens flax fibers for spinning.

A wonderful time was had by all. 

 

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