Homegrown Linen: transforming flaxseed into fibre by Raven Ranson

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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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104 reviews

5 out of 5 stars

mlemcgady 27 Jul, 2021

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

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Jani I 15 May, 2019

5 out of 5 stars

This is cute book! Hand drawn pictures mekes it attractive. I have already read some, and I like this book. Shipping to Finland went fine. Very good seller!

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Oliver Renwick 29 Dec, 2020

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!!

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Alvin 08 Aug, 2019

5 out of 5 stars

After ordering on line, this book arrived in a few days. It's a great book for anyone interesting in growing flax to produce linen on an artisan scale. I have worked with flax straw and fiber on a a much larger scale for several decades and there are only a couple technical items I would disagree with the author on, perhaps because I have seen a lot more flax situations than the author. I would highly reccomend this book as a good basic book for home linen producers.

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