Saber Fazer

From Flax to Linen 2018 - Workshops

FROM FLAX TO LINEN 2018
 - STAND-ALONE WORKSHOPS -


WORKSHOP #01
FLAX SOWING
28 APRIL 2018

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A large part of the quality of your fiber will be defined on the sowing day. In this workshop we will be sowing the flax field that will provide us with the fiber we will work with during 2018.
In this workshop we go through the following topics:

- Domesticated flax, comercial and regional varieties
- The flax plant
- Soil preparation
- Plant density
- Climate and temperatures

FLAX SOWING WORKSHOP INFORMATION
Date: 28th of April 2018 (weather conditions may force us to change the date)
Hours: 10h-13h
Cost: 60€
Location: BioHabitus farm in Vila Nova de Gaia (Perosinho)
Registration: please send an email to alice@saberfazer.org with your request or send a message through our contact form.


WORKSHOP #02
FLAX HARVESTING, RIPPLING AND RETTING
30 JUNE 2018

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When the capsules begin to mature the right time to harvest our flax is coming close. The flax we grow is a rare portuguese regional variety that closely resembles wild flax in some ways. Linho Galego's capsules will open spontaneously upon maturation, which means knowing when and how to harvest your flax is crucial as not to loose next year's seed.
In this workshop we will go through the following topics:

- Harvesting the plants
- Rippling the seed
- Retting the flax

FLAX HARVESTING WORKSHOP INFORMATION
Date: 30th of June 2018 (Please note: this date may change according to the development of the plants)
Hours: 10h-13h
Cost: 60€
Location: BioHabitus farm in Vila Nova de Gaia (Perosinho)
Registration: please send an email to alice@saberfazer.org with your request or send a message through our contact form.


WORKSHOP #03
THE RETTING PROCESS AND THE DRYING OF FLAX
08TH JULY 2018

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THE RETTING PROCESS AND THE DRYING OF FLAX
Date: 8th of July 2018
Hours: 10h-13h
Cost: 30€
Location: BioHabitus farm in Vila Nova de Gaia (Perosinho)
Registration: please send an email to alice@saberfazer.org with your request or send a message through our contact form.


WORKSHOP #04
THE FLAX GRINDING IN A TRADITIONAL MILL (TRAVEL INCLUDED)
21 JULY 2018

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THE FLAX GRINDING IN A TRADITIONAL MILL - INFORMATION
Date: 22nd of July 2018
Hours: 13h-18.30h
Cost: 60€ (The price includes travel expenses)
Location: Cabeceiras de basto
Registration: please send an email to alice@saberfazer.org with your request or send a message through our contact form.


WORKSHOP #05
PROCESSING FLAX INTO LINEN (SCUTCHING, HECKLING AND SPINNING)
22 JULY 2018

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In this workshop we'll learn to process the flax we grew in the past few months. We'll learn about the different stages that turn the dried and broken flax stalks into soft, silky fibers ready to be spun into yarn. We will be scutching, heckling and spinning the fibers into yarn.
The participants will have free access to fiber and are able to take with them the fiber they have processed themselves, as well as samples from all the processing phases.
Please not that this is organically grown flax, from a regional variety, that is quite rare, so the raw matter used in these workshops is quite exclusive.
This workshop will be held all day, from 10h to 18h.

PROCESSING FLAX WORKSHOP INFORMATION
Date: 22th of July 2018 (Please note: this date may change according to the timing of the previous processes)
Hours: 10h-18h (full day)
Cost: 120€
Location: BioHabitus farm in Vila Nova de Gaia (Perosinho)
Registration: please send an email to alice@saberfazer.org with your request or send a message through our contact form.