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Flax Workshop

June 16 @ 10:00 - 16:00

£10 – £27.80
Flax workshop

A one day group workshop all about flax led by Flaxland from Stroud.

Designed both for beginners and those with some knowledge, this workshop has lots of hands on processes using flax.

  • Introductions – what is flax – its many uses – flax’s multiple benefits to individuals and the planet – history and future of flax in the UK.
  • Demo of how to sow, grow, harvest and ret flax.
  • Hands on sessions – harvesting the seeds, processing the straw, extracting fibres – breaking – scutching – hackling – make a twist of flax to take home or use.
  • Dressing a distaff introduction to drop spindle to spin line, twisting tow (short fibres) to make a garden twine.

This special workshop is being hosted by Future Shed and Everyone Needs Pockets Textile Reuse Network as part of the Green & Healthy Frome programme on climate and health.

We want to understand more about natural fibres that can be grow in the UK, and the processes, challenges and benefits associated with this natural fibre, flax.

Ticket pricing:

Full price: £25.00 (plus the Eventbrite booking fee)

For those on low incomes: £10.00 (includes the Eventbrite booking fee)

If you want to attend but find the cost prohibitive, please contact the event organiser and we will do our best to provide a free place.

This workshop is supported by the Climate Action Funded through Green & Healthy Future Frome.

Book your place.

Part of Great Big Green Week 2023.


Future Shed Frome


Vallis Farm
Egford Hill
Frome, BA11 3JQ United Kingdom
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