Learn the fascinating story of the flax to linen process in history, legend, song, crafts, lesson plans, and recipes With 414 images, this comprehensive book dates back thousands of years, from how flax was cultivated in the Middle East and Europe, its beginnings in America, to its use in the twenty first century Guidelines for planting, harvesting, breaking, spinning, weaving, and other processes provided If you re a collector, flax tools, spinning wheels, and flax made antique fabrics and linen make great collectibles Make a rope bed, a linseed oil lamp, and even bake buttermilk biscuits with flaxseed Discover the many great uses of this plant and the role it played throughout the world This is a great resource for history buffs, collectors, educators, and planters....
|Title||:||The Big Book of Flax: A Compendium of Facts, Art, Lore, Projects and Song|
|Publisher||:||Schiffer Publishing, Ltd February 28, 2011|
|Number of Pages||:||240 pages|
|File Size||:||866 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
|Last checked||:||21 Minutes ago!|
The Big Book of Flax: A Compendium of Facts, Art, Lore, Projects and Song Reviews
It's a book and it's about flax. And, it's really big- over a foot high, and weighing over 3#. You get your money's worth.
So many topics covered, a little bit about most everything:
Beautiful book and it really covers all aspects of flax. We are growing flax for the first time and it has all the information needed plus great photos. very happy with this book.
This a a wonderful book on flax. It is so complete from the history to how to plant, raise and harvest it and then how to process it through to spinning it. I love this book.
Not knowing much about flax and with a project to establish a flax bed at a local museum I needed a comprehensive source of information. The Big Book of Flax is that in spades.
If you have ever wondered about flax, a product of nature that is processed to create linen fabric, this 240 page book is for you! A book more comprehensive in its overview of the subject would not be possible! With beautiful color photos and detailed illustrations, song lyrics and music scores, and examples of related paintings, the book is cheerful as well as informative. This is one of the nicest books in my collection. I highly recommend it to any student of textiles and to those who are interested in learning how flax is transformed into such a wonderful even-weave fabric used to make clothing and Samplers.
We appreciate the weaving and spinning songs.
There's a lot of good information here, but some of the graphics are repetitive and wince-worthy. There aren't a ton of contemporary books on flax-working available, so the Zinzendorfs are to be commended for taking it on as a topic. For those of us who spin flax, their YouTube videos are almost surely familiar. The book expands on the content of those videos, and is a nice reference for many things "flax." If you've gone down the fiber rabbit hole far enough that you are thinking about growing, processing, or spinning your own flax, you may as well have this book on your shelf.