Transforming flaxseed into fibre
Transforming flaxseed into fibre,
by Raven Ranson
Grow linen yarn sustainably at home. Reclaim the traditional skill of growing flax, extracting the fibres, and preparing them for spinning.
Homegrown linen is both a conceptual and hands-on book about gardening, homesteading, and creating yarn. Appropriate for all levels of experience from the yarn-curious to the master spinner.
Discover: how to grow flax for fibre • how to adapt growing techniques to your conditions using permaculture techniques • how to create a personalized fibre flax variety • how to process fibre from straw • the tools • tips and tricks for working with linen • other uses for flax
The book is illustrated by Tracy Wandling, and features drawings of the flax plant, the tools used, and even one of Raven turning the dew retting flax.
There will also be stunning color photos of the process of creating linen yarn using homegrown flax.
8.25" by 6"
108 pages total
12 full-colour pages
eco-friendly paper by a carbon-neutral, local printer