We were talking about processing flax on FB but I realized it was on private pages so I didn’t get to share the info with all of you. I’m thinking about growing flax next year – I’m so curious about it and about linsey woolsey which seems to be a very practical sort of fabric and one I’d like to make on my loom. I think a rigid heddle would best approximate primitive weaving and one day I’ll have sheep again so if I learn to grow flax and have sheep, I could grow my own fabric altogether. But I digress.
Our discussion was about flax because of this article.
So from there it went into the “how to”… so let me share that with you (via allfibrearts– when I actually do it myself, I’ll post pics).
And here is a vid from you tube…
If you decide to grow and rett your own, let us know. We’d love to link to your blog or post your story of it.