Linen Flax – From Seed to Fiber

with Wendy J Johnson

Sunday April 7, 1pm

in person at WGM, in the Open Book Performance Hall

Discover the world of Linum usitatissimum—linen flax—one of the most ancient of fiber plants. When spun, linen flax magically becomes the linen strands revered for exquisite weaving and knitting. Our presenter (and Weavers Guild member), Wendy Johnson, will give an overview of the biology of the plant, discuss where and how linen flax is grown and processed today, and demonstrate the hand-processing steps to prepare the fiber for spinning linen thread.
Pictured: a handful of Hackled Flax. Not sure what that means? Come and find out! This talk is presented at no charge; If you are able, please consider making a donation when you register to support the speaker honorarium and future guild programming.