2015 Aug 16 - Our demo at Fibrations Victoria turned out great. What a crowd there was. Lots of people wanting to try it out and more young people this year I think breaking, scutching and hackling. Thank goodness for Liz bringing us the tent as it was a hot day and Nancy Bissonnette getting some pictures. I printed out lots of pamphlets and they were all gone before the end of the day. I think that's a good sign that people are interested. Of course, we were at Fibrations where everyone is interested in fibre which explains it. New photos on Flicker.
We will be demonstrating how to turn flax into linen at Dickens Craft Fair
this coming Saturday Dec 6, 2014.
We will not be doing the heavy processing of breaking, scutching, & hackling as this is an inside event with not much room for the mess we can make. We will however, be showing off our demonstration table which has pictures, samples, and a number of different items for show and tell. There will be the opportunity to learn how to spin, using an easily home made, drop spindle.
Hope to see some of you there.
We are going to get a new drum carder for working the flax tow into a spinable fibre. Will probably have a few folks who want to try it out, but maybe not so many will want to prepare the mess of tow so it can be carded. Picking tow. A mindless thing to do while watching TV, listening to music or outside sitting in the sun where the dust and boon (bits of straw) won't get all over the house.
Will let you know when we get the carder (a few days) and will take some pictures to show.