Flax to Fibre Project - Shrewsbury Flaxmill Maltings
A photograph of people gardening in front of a 19th Century brick building
Flax to Fibre Project

Flax to Fibre Project

12 April 2024

Thanks to a £920 EnviroGrant from Veolia, work has begun on the Flax to Fibre project, remembering the time when Shrewsbury Flaxmill Maltings was a flax mill turning flax into linen thread. This flax (a wildflower) is being planted with the community. It will be harvested and then processed 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

Pictured here is the Head of Visitor Experience and volunteers laying the ground for the first seeds to be planted. Please email [email protected] if you would like to get involved with the Flax to Fibre project.

A photograph of people gardening in front of a 19th Century brick building
Flax to Fibre Project
A photograph of people gardening in front of a 19th Century brick building
Flax to Fibre project
A plot of land with seed sewn in the ground
The seed is now sewn

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