The Flax into Linen Project – Part Two

Turning flax fibre into linen cloth was this summer’s project. The last post dealt with the spinning – now comes the weaving. Unlike wool, linen has no elasticity or stretch. This makes it unforgiving when it comes to warping on the loom (even without somewhat haphazard and impatient warping methods). Creating and maintaining a firm…

The Flax into Linen Project – Part One

Turning flax into linen is this summer’s spinning and weaving project. Flax is the fibre that comes from the plant Linum usitatissimum. Once it has been processed and spun (and then woven) it becomes linen. The aim of this project  – which could be subtitled ‘Yet more adventures in spinning and weaving.’  is to take…

Swedish Crisp Rolls

Swedish Crisp Rolls are delicious. Delicious topped with just about anything. Of course they are available in the shops. But the challenge here was to make them at home. Hunting down a recipe wasn’t so easy, there are plenty for crispbreads (the flat rye kind) but not for these. After a bit of searching they…