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From Flax to Spun Gold. Flax Spinning with Amanda Hannaford

September 5 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm


Amanda Hannaford will take you through the whole process, starting with bundles of dry flax straw and ending with long, glossy flax fibres to dress a distaff with and spin.

She will demonstrate how to break, scutch and hackle flax, there will be straw available to have a go yourself if you’d like. If that sounds like a little too much effort then she will also have linen flax available that just needs hackling, and some that is ready to spin. You will make and dress a distaff, and also learn to spin both long fibre and short tow without a distaff too.

Whether you have an interest in spinning linen from purchased fibre, or want to know the whole process so that you can grow your own, Amanda’s workshop is the perfect starting point to your flax adventures.