|Date:||Saturday, October 21, 2023|
|Time:||10:00 am - 5:00 pm|
Flax is one of the traditional crops grown for fiber. This workshop will cover all aspects of flax growing, harvesting, preparation for spinning as well as yarn production and finishing. Students will experience hands on all stages of fiber prep, from breaking to scutching to hackling and spinning, picking up helpful tips and learning the necessary skills to successfully produce a linen thread. Student should be able to spin a consistent thread and understand how to adjust their wheels, whether the wheel is manual or electric.
MASKS ARE REQUIRED FOR THIS WORKSHOP
Prerequisite: Students should be up to date on tetanus vaccines due to the use of very sharp flax hackles. Students should know how to spin a consistent yarn and be able to adjust their wheels whether electric or manual.
Skill Level Required: Intermediate
Questions about the workshop? Email email@example.com
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This workshop is held in a heated tent. Your hands will be in and out of water throughout the session.
A material fee of $40 (cash or check) will be collected by the instructor. It includes all materials including flax to process and spinning fibers and the use of traditional tools for each step of the process. Handouts are also included.
Students must bring: Leather or thick cotton gloves (flax hackles are sharp!), mask (flax is dusty), spinning wheel, lap cloth, hand cards, small spray bottle or water bowl.
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Next Fest: October 21-22, 2023