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November 2013

Warp-weighted weaving and flax processing, Part 2

The journey from flax crop in the field to finished linen cloth (even before washing and bleaching) has many steps. Linen fabric (unbleached) And, the transformation from this…….. Retted flax to this………… Flax fibres is remarkable. From scratchy and straw-like,… Continue Reading →

Warp-weighted linen weaving and flax processing, Part 1

In recent months I’ve been growing flax as part of a work-related project, and having successfully raised our first crop, I’m now having to learn how to process it to produce the flax fibre from which we can produce linen… Continue Reading →

Five thrifty ways to make curtains

Curtains finish a room as well as having the obvious practical advantages of keeping the drafts out and closing you off from the outside world, but you need to be thrifty if you want plush curtains for a reasonable price…. Continue Reading →

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