Date(s) - 04/09/2018
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Great Lakes Fiber Network Lecture Series: Local Linen: Exploring the Feasibility of Small-scale Mechanized Processing of Fiber Flax for Linen Production in Minnesota and Wisconsin
Lecture done by Andrea Myklebust and Mary Hark
Working together with local growers, product end-users, and an academic partner; grow, harvest, and process textile flax using newly-developed cottage-industry scaled machinery. Investigate the local and regional market for tow, line flax, and linen, with the goal of determining the feasibility of developing local linen production capability to our area.