Deyaneria on May 7th, 2011

The last 2 weeks have been insanely busy. My daughter is playing softball and my son has friends he likes to spend time with. I’ve been feeling a bit of burnout as well. I’ve been working way to hard and needed a bit of a break. I’ve been trying to quit a 20yr smoking habit.  […]

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Deyaneria on May 4th, 2011

 I found so much information on Flax. The processing to make this plant spinnable is really quite labor intensive. There are 3 more steps taken to make flax spinnable, threshing, retting, and dressing. Tool for threshing flax The tool above reminds me of my hackle or wool combs. Threshing is the process of removing the […]

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Deyaneria on May 2nd, 2011

  Flax (also known as common flax or linseed) (binomial name: Linum usitatissimum) is a member of the genus Linum in the family Linaceae. It is native to the region extending from the eastern Mediterranean to India and was probably first domesticated in the Fertile Crescent.   Flax fibers are amongst the oldest fiber crops […]

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