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Flax

Tips and techniques for spinning flax.

Blending Flax and Silk star
Blend flax with silk? Sure, why not?

Anne Liese´s Flax Processing star[offsite link]
The basics on processing flax with a clear description of flax processing terminology. This site also has links to a short history of flax, a good page on how to dress a distaff, and a fiber bibliography.

Dressing A Distaff star
Does your wheel have a distaff? Is your distaff naked? Here's how to dress it.

Dressing A Distaff - The Danish Method star
When dressing a distaff with criss-crossed fibers, the Danish method is the fastest.

Dressing A Distaff English Style star
How to dress a distaff in the English manner.

Flax and Cotton, A Cool Summer Blend star
Ah...summer! But it's too hot to spin wool! Here's a cool summer fiber blend for spinning on those lazy summer days.

Joy of Handspinning: Flax star[offsite link]
A short general overview of processing and spinning flax plus ideas for the uses for flax (linen) yarns.

Spinning Linsey-Woolsey star
Traditional linsey-woolsey is cloth woven with a linen warp and woolen weft. But there is no reason why you can't spin a linsey-woolsey yarn.

Spinning Tow Flax star
How to prepare and spin tow flax.

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