We are going to get a new drum carder for working the flax tow into a spinable fibre. Will probably have a few folks who want to try it out, but maybe not so many will want to prepare the mess of tow so it can be carded. Picking tow. A mindless thing to do while watching TV, listening to music or outside sitting in the sun where the dust and boon (bits of straw) won't get all over the house.
Will let you know when we get the carder (a few days) and will take some pictures to show.