An illustrated guide to growing 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.
•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 for creating linen
•tips and tricks for working with linen
•other uses for flax
written by Raven Ranson
illustrated by Tracy Wandling
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