Peter Chan wrote:Hi Raven, do you think it's possible that we can find time and develop the skill to turn flax into fiber? If so, what do you think are the most effective uses for linen cloth? table napkins? dish towels? bath towels? clothing? if so, what type of clothing? I'm thinking shower curtains would be a great use. I tried using a linen shower curtain once, but didn't live in that place long enough to really TEST how much longer it would resist mold compared to, say, a nylon shower curtain (nylon being the much healthier alternative to PVC).
Ms Ydok wrote:Congrats on the book! I hope it gets more linen planted anywhere and everywhere
A few years ago I read some article about linen being in trouble world wide (wasn't exactly verified news or FB *growlhiss*). That's about all I can remember from it tbh, however that was interesting to me that such a versatile plant could be in danger. Not from over use, but because cotton (and plastic) has taken over so much.
Anyhoo, part of that article also had folk looking for stateside seeds and weren't able to find them. I hope once we get this place cleaned up (or we move) to put some linen in the ground and have some weird little plot for bees. Hopefully, maybe there will be enough to experiment with for the fiber! It might not be wool, but I could spin it then!
Cat Knight wrote:I'm super interested in this topic because I'm allergic to both feathers and wool, but I love to crochet. <3