Spinning flax

Courses on demand – contact to arrange a date

A fun day learning about flax, suitable for spinners who have mastered the basics



We will look at spinning long line flax from a towel as well as making and dressing a distaff. We will card and spin tow – the short fibre from preparing the line flax. You will also have a chance to spin flax top and bleached top. We will look at finishing flax and discuss how it can be used in weaving. I have a number of antique flax wheels including a double flyer wheel. You may use these if you wish.


By the end of the day you will have

  • Made and dressed a distaff
  • Spun line flax, tow and top
  • Finished and re-skeined some of your spinning

Course includes

  • Tea and coffee, biscuits and cake
  • Flax pack with a strick, top and tow

Please bring

  • wheel or you may borrow one
  • lazy kate
  • spare bobbins
  • pen and paper
  • packed lunch
  • Arrive 9.30 for introductions and welcome drink and biscuits
  • 12.30 lunch (Bring a packed lunch)
  • Course finishes 4.00pm

To book course, phone or email me to discuss or complete booking form and post or email

payment by PayPal or other options on booking form

Cost £95

Additional fibre will be available to purchase – individually priced

Email beechwoodcraft@gmail.com

or call me 07850 716602

First timer spinning flax at a recent workshop