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Flax-to-Linen Demo

Sunday, September 17, 2023 10am-12pm
@ Weavers Guild of Greater Cincinnati 
4870 Gray Road, Cincinnati, OH 


Learn about the magic of turning flax into linen. This educational demonstration will introduce you to the storied flax plant, the multi-step process from harvesting to stooking, to retting andbraking, scutching and hackling, and finally spinning of linen thread. All materials and tools will be available, giving you a hands-on experience of processing the fiber. This event is a part of the Rust Belt Fibershed's Linen Project, and those who have grown and retted their own flax are welcome to bring their harvest for processing. This skill-sharing time is not necessarily a class, rather an opportunity to share equipment, so if you'd like instruction please come right at 10am, as we'll be doing a short introduction and how-to before getting to work!


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