Join us for an introduction to growing, processing, spinning, and weaving flax fiber for linen production. During this class, you will have the hands-on opportunity to hand-process, spin, and weave your own linen using flax straw and tools provided by Andrea. Prior spinning and weaving experience is a plus, but is not required for this class. Participants with a working spinning wheel or flax dressing tools are encouraged to bring them. There will be a materials fee of $45.
Andrea Myklebust’s interest in flax and linen emerged from her study of antique textile tools like those in the Vesterheim collection. Her interest in wheels and looms led her to grow her own flax and learn the craft of linen dressing. In 2017-18, she is working on a USDA Sustainable Agriculture grant to explore local linen production.