After harvesting the flax plant, it is time to extract the fiber. In the next post on the Linen Craft series we have a look at the following step: scutching and hackling. At this stage, many new raw materials are sourced, as we purify the longest flax fiber for further use.
After the retting process, the flax is ready to be harvested. In this blog post, we will briefly introduce you to the harvesting process.
Why pulling and retting is key for flax
Why is flax pulled, not cut? Or what is retting? Find out why this is so important in in the next part of our series “The Linen Craft”.
Blooming flax: a sight to see
During the month of June, the flax flower blooms and turns the flax fields into a shade of lustrous green. Our linen expert explains how flax flowers bloom.
Sowing the seeds of linen
In the series “The Linen Craft”, we look at how linen is produced by showing the entire process of making true Belgian Linen. This post: sowing and growing of flax.