A wonderful article and how-to on linen, from plant (flax) to textile, and how it related to American Colonial independence

Flax (Linen): Fiber surrounding seed of the flax plant. Made into linen. USES: -Blouses -Dresses -Skirt -Suite

FlacHave you ever thought of growing your own clothes? Now is your opportunity. Plant flax, the right kind of course, in your garden now and learn to harvest it and process it later in the season. Flax fiber becomes linen once it is spun. Once you have the linen thread/yarn you can knit with it or weave it into cloth. Learn the details of what variety of seeds to use and how to plant them.

Grow Flax For Linen In Your Garden - Organic Gardening

FlacHave you ever thought of growing your own clothes? Now is your opportunity. Plant flax, the right kind of course, in your garden now and learn to harvest it and process it later in the season. Flax fiber becomes linen once it is spun. Once you have the linen thread/yarn you can knit with it or weave it into cloth. Learn the details of what variety of seeds to use and how to plant them.

scutching, after breaking the flax is scraped by a wooden knife as it hangs down a board.

linen from flax. scutching, after breaking the flax is scraped by a wooden knife as it hangs down a board.

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Connie: Linen is made from flax, a traditional fibre crop which needs few chemical…

LINEN FLAX fiber BLEACHED

LINEN FLAX fiber BLEACHED

Flax fiber, mixed with other bast fibers is used to make cloth.

Linen will never lint or pill. The long fibers of the flax plant that make linen make it super durable. It's resistant to scratches, snags, and scuffs, even moths.

Harvested flax bundle@aclinger !!!!!!!!! This is taller. Grows in Ohio I think.....

More drying stooks, different system (they were also dried in pairs and hung over beams in barns or special "flax house.

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