Online - Flax to Linen 101

Folk Art School

Vesterheim Folk Art School

Online - Flax to Linen 101

Mondays, November 8, 15, 22, and 29 (6:00-8:00pm CT) with Andrea Myklebust

Level of Instruction
All levels – no previous spinning experience required.
Tuition
$180.00 Members
$200.00 Non-members

In this class, students will learn all aspects of flax-to-linen processes, from seed selection and growing through harvest, retting, and processing using traditional hand tools. The hands-on portion of the class focuses on hand spinning flax fiber in tow and line forms. Included in the cost of registration is a complete kit of supplies mailed to your home (a $60 value!) containing flax fiber, seed, samples of retted flax straw, a hand spindle, and materials for making a twig distaff.

The listed class time includes four Zoom sessions on Mondays, November 8, 15, 22, and 29  from 6:00-8:00pm CT.

Supplies:  Students will need to provide a computer, laptop, or tablet with a camera and mic as well as a fast, reliable internet connection.

Special Instructions: When registering for the class, please make sure to use the address you'd like the kit shipped to, and the email address you'd like the Zoom meeting invitations sent to. You will receive links to the Zoom sessions by email sometime during the week prior to the class. If this class is a gift, please sign up with the recipient's mailing and email addresses or be prepared to forward all communications and/or kit supplies.

If you are registering for this class in a location outside the United States, you will need to provide your own supplies. Please contact aellingsen@vesterheim.org when you register for more information about what materials are required for this class.

Enrollment Deadline: October 25, 2021

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About the Instructor

Andrea Myklebust

Andrea Myklebust

Andrea Myklebust is a sculptor, shepherd, and fiber artist living in southern Vermont. She teaches weaving, handspinning, tapestry, twining, and flax-to-linen classes both in-person and online. She has taught for The North House Folk School, The Vesterheim Folk Art School, the Southern Vermont Arts Center, and under her own banner as the Mountain Heart School of Craft in Danby, Vermont.



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