GLFN Lecture Series: Local Linen

Date(s) - 04/09/2018
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Art Lofts


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.

Great Lakes Fiber Network (GFLN) is a research initiative working to support and build a local and sustainable clothing and textile culture and economy. In a semester long series of lectures, films and workshops they will work to gather and share information with the UW-Madison community and local community.