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LCF workshop teaches students to make linen from flax

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Written by
akerr
Published date
23 October 2014

LCF recently collaborated with Cordwainers Community Garden to run a flax workshop, teaching students to break, scutch, heckle and spin flax to make linen thread to then be woven and knitted into a garment.

The LCF flax, grown at the Mare Street site, was combined with flax grown by multiple community groups, gardeners and primary schools as part of the ‘Seeds of Fashion‘ project to grow a garment within the M25.

It is hoped that by growing flax at LCF, students and staff will gain a greater appreciation of the work that goes into creating fabric and will lead to a re-valuing of the materials we use everyday. LCF plan to expand the initiative and grow the fibre crop again at multiple sites next year.

  • Find out more about growing fashion at LCF
  • Read more about Seeds of Fashion
  • To join in with growing your own fashion, email Rachel Clowes, Embroidery Technician: r.clowes@fashion.arts.ac.uk