R Ranson wrote:How's the flax harvest going Holly?
Linda Listing wrote:
I've also been trying to find a good commercial supplier of linen sliver for spinning. Currently, I just carry hemp roving. Hemp is spun with a Z twist and differs from linen in that regard. Though I'm pleased with the hemp from eastern Europe, I am still searching for linen, preferably something grown closer to Western PA. Suggestions are welcome.
Pamela Smith wrote:Thanks so much for sharing. I would love to see this make a comeback. I remember many years ago travelling the countryside in Manitoba, Canada and see stacks of flax in the fields. Being a city girl at the time I asked my husband about it. He said the flax bales would sit for many years before it is gathered and processed. He thought it was used for paper fine quality paper though. Not sure if Manitoba still is growing the flax and if it is or was for paper or linen. I guess that is something I will look into with the family out in Manitoba.
I would love to find seed for linen flax as well. I might start experimenting.