[Sca-cooks] flax processing (was Bread labor)

Saint Phlip phlip at 99main.com
Mon Nov 12 00:07:34 PST 2007

One interesting bit of information that I picked up in my meandering
was that, despite its many useful qualities, hemp wasn't used in
period as a fabric because it was so difficult to perform the
equivalent retting process-


On Nov 10, 2007 6:51 PM, Stefan li Rous <StefanliRous at austin.rr.com> wrote:
> I know of people who have participated in "sheep to shawl" events
> starting with the shearings from a sheep and proceeding from there.
> However, has anyone done, or seen done, the processing of flax from
> the plant to, at least, the spinning of the flax fibers? I know that,
> like making woad, it is likely to be a stinky outside activity. I'd
> like to have a first-hand account on processing flax for the
> Florilegium.
> Thanks,
>    Stefan
> --------
> THLord Stefan li Rous    Barony of Bryn Gwlad    Kingdom of Ansteorra
>    Mark S. Harris           Austin, Texas
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