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The flax plant not only produces grain - flaxseed - the plant itself is not a waste! Soak it in water and beat it and you get long fibers for spinning and weaving. Flax is what makes linen! I’m not sure if cotton has taken over this market, but in the old days, linen was valued. My grandmother’s spinning wheel had a few threads of flax on the spindle, from the old days at the turn of the century. These threads were still in good shape after almost a century!

Offered by Nancy.