From Crop to Fiber: Growing and Processing Flax

September 17, 2023 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

A Workshop with Kallia Walkowiak and Dennis Carl

From Crop to Fiber

Fee: $25/$20 members
Registration: Space is limited; advance registration required. Register by phone at 414-446-8794.

Flax is a plant harvested for seed, oil, paper, and fiber. It is a centuries-old bast fiber traditionally used for bedding and underclothes. This versatile plant requires less water than cotton, naturally resists weeds, and matures quickly. In this demonstration, participants will learn how flax is grown and harvested, work with traditional hand tools to process the crop, and finally see their fiber spun into linen yarn. Kallia Walkowiak is a fiber artist and weaving instructor at the ABK Weaving Center in Milwaukee. Dennis Carl is a leatherworker, gardener, and current steward of the Benjamin Church House Herb Garden.

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