Our third annual workshop with our dear friends from Flaxland. Where we will be covering all things Linseed, whilst Flaxland will be covering all things Flax! You will even get hands on with the breaking, scutching and hackling.
Confused and interested?
Limited numbers allowed to this event due to the size of venue.
We will be supplying a full ploughman's lunch and refreshments through out the day. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for an itinerary of the day.
A small piece of information relating to Flax Production during World War II.
The peak year of the war effort for flax production was 1944. 62,000 acres were grown in England and Wales, 124,000 acres in Northern Ireland as well as countries of the Commonwealth such as Australia. This all contributed towards the production of 26,500 miles of hosepipe | 20,000 miles of parachute webbing | 54 million square yards of linen aeroplane fabric | 25 million square yards of heavy canvas | 75 million yards of 'blitz' fabric | 35 million yards of canvas | 9 million yards of scrim for packing and camouflage | millions of pounds weight of thread, twine, netting and cordage.
And a small piece of information relating to Linseed
Muhatma Ghandi said "Wherever linseed becomes a regular food item among the people, there will be better health".