Flax Combing  Terrific series of videos from The Hermitage.  We really enjoyed watching this process!

Flax Combing Terrific series of videos from The Hermitage. We really enjoyed watching this process!

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Flax, Linum usitatissimum. The Flax fibers, seeds, and flower. (good info on harvest and processing flax fibers for yarn)

Flax, Linum usitatissimum. The Flax fibers, seeds, and flower. (good info on harvest and processing flax fibers for yarn)

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Harvested flax bundle@aclinger !!!!!!!!! This is taller. Grows in Ohio I think.....

Harvested flax bundle@aclinger !!!!!!!!! This is taller. Grows in Ohio I think.....

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scutching, after breaking the flax is scraped by a wooden knife as it hangs down a board.

scutching, after breaking the flax is scraped by a wooden knife as it hangs down a board.

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A wonderful article and how-to on linen, from plant (flax) to textile, and how it related to American Colonial independence

A wonderful article and how-to on linen, from plant (flax) to textile, and how it related to American Colonial independence

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LINEN FLAX fiber BLEACHED by WoolFinchStudio on Etsy

LINEN FLAX fiber BLEACHED by WoolFinchStudio on Etsy

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flax scutching knife (the scutching process is the first attempt to remove the straw and woody stem from the flax fibers)

flax scutching knife (the scutching process is the first attempt to remove the straw and woody stem from the flax fibers)

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