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How to Process Linen from Stalk to Fiber (Part 2)

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Castle Climbing Centre Garden

Green Lanes

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Do you ever consider where the fibres of your clothing actually come from, and how the yarn is made? Are you looking to understand more about textile plants, and their benefits for our planet, wildlife and skin? Join us for this 3 hour workshop on how to process linen from stalk to fibre.
Linen is one of our oldest cultivated plants, grown for both flax seed and flax fibre. In this course, alongside a history lesson on the growing of flax and various uses of its seed and fibre, learn how to process the dried stalks into a luscious fibre that you can use to make your very own twine!
This is a practical workshop that takes you through the laborious hand processing of linen, giving you the opportunity to learn a real cottage industry craft, and understand the heft necessary to create one garment. You will break, scutch, hackle, dress the distaff, spin and finally make twine with your yarn. You will leave the workshop with a small amount of twine, and a real satisfaction and value for your clothes.
We will also cover a brief history of linen, the benefits of the fibre and fabric and as we work, a discussion on the linen industry as we know it. It will be informal and relaxed with just a small group. Weather and seasonality permiIng, you’ll be able to see and work with flax grown right in the garden the workshop is held in.
Materials and tools are provided. We’ll also have garden herb tea available, and addi2onal refreshments can be purchased from the Castle Café.
If you are interested in learning about the growing stage of flax, come along to part one of this course on April 19th 2020. In this part theoretical/part practical session we will cover how to sow and grow linen from seed to stalk; perfect for those wanting to really uncover the craftsmanship and history of such bast plants. You can take the course separately or together, depending on how you would like to apply the knowledge

Trainer: Stephanie Steele

With a background in fashion design with sustainability focus, Steph looks to the origin of the materials we use to make our stuff. Using textiles to explore the process of connection between hands, mind and space, Steph’s practice, whether in making or growing, always refers back to where something came from. It is her hope that through curiosity and consequently familiarity, we will collectively increase our understanding and be inherently more mindful of the resources we use, and our affect on the land. Coming from the North East of England where industry meets the sea meets the bleak countryside, she has a real fascination with sense of place and how it can affect our openness and creativity.

If you have any mobility requirements, please contact capitalgrowth@sustainweb.org before booking to discuss your particular needs.

To see our full training programme please visit our Capital Growth training page.

Photo Credit: Zoe Warde Aldam

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At the time of writing - the Government has stated that the risk to the general public from Coronavirus/COVID-19 is moderate. Currently, Capital Growth training is schedule to go ahead. However, the Government has highlighted cases based on individual travel history where increased caution is necessary. Please make yourself familiar with the points raised in the following NHS link. The latest information is available at the Government’s official website. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.

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