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Flax to Linen Intensive

Course Overview

This course is an introduction to the ancient textile fiber: flax; and the cloth made from it: linen. Students will explore all aspects of this traditional material, from seed selection, planting and cultivation, through harvesting, retting, hand processing, spinning, and weaving. We discuss flax’s place in traditional hand textile production, and examine its potential as a sustainable, local textile crop suitable for our northern climate. At the end of class, students will have their own handspun and handwoven linen to take home, along with textile flax seed, fiber, and a list of resources to continue their exploration. Some experience with spinning and weaving is helpful, but not a requirement.


Thu, Jul 9th, 2020  –  Sun, Jul 12th, 2020

Course Details

Length: 3.5 Days
Skill Levels: Beginner to Advanced
Hours: Day 1: 5-8pm; Days 2-4: 9am-5pm
Intergenerational age: 10+
Registration Cost: $330.00 *
* Early-Bird rate in effect until Thu, May 28th, 2020
Includes materials fee of $45.00

Required Tools

You will need the following tools for this class:

All required tools/materials are provided by your instructor and North House and will be available once the course begins.

Optional Tools

  • Feel free to bring your favorite tools and whatever materials you might feel appropriate for this course.
  • Bring your own spinning wheel or hand spindles if you wish.

More Information

Once registered, students will receive a confirmation email with further class information. Please call us if you haven't received it within 24 hours.

Waiting List

The course Flax to Linen Intensive Thu, Jul 9th, 2020  –  Sun, Jul 12th, 2020 is full.

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