by Raven Ranson
Transforming flaxseed into fibre
Grow 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.
Discover: 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 • tips and tricks for working with linen • other uses for flax
The book is illustrated by Tracy Wandling, and will feature drawings of the flax plant, the tools used, and even one of Raven turning the dew retting flax.
There will also be stunning colour photos of the process of creating linen yarn using homegrown flax.
|Part of the 2017 flax to linen Victoria harvest|
Tracy and Raven are both West Coast girls and plan to print this book locally using eco-friend paper and ink. However, doing the right thing for the environment costs more money than expected. The kickstarter is to pre-sell the book to pay for printing and other expenses.
The Kickstarter is live!