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Flax Intensive at Marshfield School of Weaving
May 22 @ 8:00 am - May 25 @ 5:00 pm$400
This class will be both lecture and hands on. It will begin with breaking the retted and dried flax stalks and end with preparing linen singles for loom warp by sizing with flour starch and sizing with linseed preparation. Techniques will be both from northern Europe and New England, with classroom dialogue and explanation of each step of the process. The Marshfield School has a variety of historical tools and equipment that we will be using, but students should bring a spinning wheel with distaff if they have one, and any tools they have and may want to use or have questions about.
Taught by Bruce Engebretson.