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Homegrown Linen: transforming flaxseed into fibre by Raven Ranson



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Grow linen yarn sustainably at home. Reclaim the traditional skill of growing flax, extracting the fibres, and preparing them for spinning.

Homegrown linen is both a conceptual and hands-on book about gardening, homesteading, and creating yarn. Appropriate for all levels of experience from the yarn-curious to the master spinner.

Discover: how to grow flax for fibre • how to adapt growing techniques to your conditions using permaculture techniques • how to create a personalized fibre flax variety • how to process fibre from straw • the tools • tips and tricks for working with linen • other uses for flax

The book is illustrated by Tracy Wandling and features drawings of the flax plant, the tools used, and even one of Raven turning the dew retting flax.

8.25" by 6"
108 pages total
12 full-colour pages
printed on eco-friendly paper by a carbon-neutral, local printer
ISBN: 978-1-9994733-0-3

As seen on Kickstarter! https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/168826879/book-homegrown-linen-transforming-flaxseed-into-fi

Here's what people are saying about Homegrown Linen: https://permies.com/t/homegrown-linen

Farm Show Magazine: She Grows her own Cloth Fibre. https://www.farmshow.com/a_article.php?aid=34719


Also available from these Candian Yarn Shops: https://www.harmonique.ca/retailers


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122 reviews

5 out of 5 stars
5 out of 5 stars

I just finished reading the book, and loved every minute of it. This is my first year growing flax and it was great to find an affordable resource with such a great sense of humor and excellent information. It also arrived in much better time than I expected, considering I’m located in mid-Michigan and the book shipped from Canada. I look forward to using this book for years to come (especially with the flax diary at the end, which I’d forgotten about until I’d finished reading). 10/10

mlemcgady 27 Jul, 2021

5 out of 5 stars

☺️ thank you. Fast delivery, a very beautiful book that describes well the work of linen. I highly recommend it.

Nicole 25 Nov, 2021

5 out of 5 stars

This book packs a bunch of information. My ambitious project to grow flax and harvest linen in a colder climate has benefited so much from all the advice in this book. So glad I bought it

Brett 29 Jul, 2021

5 out of 5 stars

Easy to read writing style full of Raven's experience in growing to spinning. Beautiful illustrations that help visualize each process. 100% what I was looking for and I highly recommend as a starting place for those wanting to learn these skills. Thank you!!

Oliver Renwick 29 Dec, 2020