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How to Spin Flax

  • April 27, 2024
  • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Scott Manor House


Registration is closed

Join Allison Cullingham and learn to spin flax.

Workshop participants will learn about and use the hand tools that bring flax straw to a spinnable state.  Each participant will then be given 10-20g of mid-length flax to spin from a towel on our laps. If you have your own flax you want to spin or process, bring it, too. Alison will bring her stand-alone distaff, and those who are interested can learn about dressing one for long line flax.

Participants need to bring:

  • Hand towel (or towel the size of a standard tea towel)
  • A shallow bowl/cup for finger-dipping water to use at your wheel.
  • Any flax from your stash you may wish to try.
  • A spinning wheel or spindle

Registration cost: $5/ person

Participation is limited to 10 persons.

Please remember to bring a brown bag lunch

Atlantic Spinners & Handweavers, c/o Scott Manor House,
15 Fort Sackville Road, Bedford, NS B4A 2G6

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