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Flax fibre, growing, processing and spinning

Norwegian warp-weighted loom weavers

I’m re-visiting the ancient (as in thousands of years old) craft of warp-weighted loom weaving in order to share some links to film made in the 1940s and 1950s in Norway. I’m sure many who are interested in weaving will… Continue Reading →

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 →

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