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Fiber & Baskets. Cassie Dickson. Flax Plant to Linen Cloth
Jun 16 - Jun 17

Spinning Delight: Flax to Linen Thread

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Learn 18th century methods of processing the flax plant to linen thread using traditional tools: a flax brake, scutching tools, and hackles. Cassie will present an overview of growing and retting the plant, and students will learn to dress a distaff and spin the fiber to linen thread. This class is an abbreviated version of prior week-long workshop. Comfort operating a wheel and basic spinning skills recommended. NOTE: This workshop does not have a supply fee, but a $35 kit fee is payable to the instructor at the time of the class.

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