Flax to Fibre Update - Flax flowers are in bloom! - Shrewsbury Flaxmill Maltings
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Flax to Fibre Project

Flax to Fibre Update – Flax flowers are in bloom!

25 June 2024

The flax flowers planted in April are now in bloom! Planted near the Apprentice House, the flax growing is part of a major community project funded by a £920 EnviroGrant from Veolia. The project is remembering a time when Shrewsbury Flaxmill Maltings was a flax mill turning flax into linen thread.

Flax is a natural wild flower. We plan to harvest it in the late Summer, and then process it into linen thread as an educational activity for local school children. The fibrous thread will then be sewn into wristbands for children to take home.

Please email [email protected] if you would like to get involved with the Flax to Fibre project.

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Flax to Fibre Project
A photo of a hand holding a blue flower
Flax to Fibre Project
A photo of a field with blue flowers
Flax to Fibre Project

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