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Seed to Linen (Virtual)

March 6, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm


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A composite of a photograph of flax in flower and flax retting in the field

Due to its durability, beauty, and versatility, flax has been cultivated to produce linen for more than 10,000 years. Honoring this deep history, we will discuss the growing needs of this fiber plant as well as processing steps and equipment required to get started growing and making your own linen fiber.

This workshop will take place online. Registrants will receive an email with a link to the Zoom event.

Instructor: Melanie Wilder

Melanie Wilder is a weaver, spinner and natural dyer. She has spent the past 20 years dedicated to learning and teaching, living in the Asheville, NC area where she runs the fiber program at Warren Wilson College. She is interested in exploring how process crosses into our daily living and how intentional choices can help shape our footprint on the future. This involves the yearly rhythm of growing fibers and dyes and how the textiles made from these plants create ritual and meaning. Fascinated by historical uses and fiber techniques from across the globe and the context in which we use this information as we move forward as contemporary weavers and makers, she hopes to inspire those she works with to find their voice within the world of fiber.



March 6, 2021
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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