Flax can be worked very simply using one's hands or a small piece of wood to work the fibre out, however, if there is any more than a small amount to process better tooling is required.

Flaxland produce their own tooling and these are from small blocks which can be used for breaking, scutching and hackling as well as supplying combs, small hackling units, scutching knives, Farm Factory Units - able to work small batches at a time much more quickly than with the hand blocks. We also have a 'roller break' which very quickly 'crimps' the straw to break it making it ready for the scutching stage.

As well as the processing tooling we also make and supply drop spindles, mini hand looms and twine twisters in kits as well as individual.

 

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HAND BLOCKS

flaxland hand blocks are our own design and suitable for breaking, scutching and hackling small amounts of flax

 

TWINE TWISTER

Our twine twister are great for two people working together to produce twine from flax, nettles, hemp and other natural fibres

 

DROP SPINDLE

Beautiful drop spindles which we use on our workshops - great for beginners and experienced spinners

 

RIPPLING BLOCK

Our rippling blocks are great for de-seeding flax and also for coarse combing through

 

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HACKLING COMBS

For use by hand, these are the same double ended combs we use on our hackling units - £8.40 each

 

FINE COMBS

Spare ultra fine combs are available at £2.20 each - these will be either of the bottom two combs in the picture above.

 

DOUBLE COMB/FINE COMB SET

Similar to the double row combs but includes an ultra fine comb too. £45.00

 

BREAK UNIT

We make these ourselves so we know the quality is good. The fibre break is made up of an oak base unit including a breaking handle and a scutch board. £185.00

 

 

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TRESTLE BASE

The picture above shows our pine trestle base. An alternative is to use an holding table/workmate. Trestle base £85.00

 

SCUTCHING KNIFE

Beautiful scutching blades which not only work well but look great when not in use - £25.00 each

 

STARTER KIT

A great way to start with natural fibre - contents are a hand block, small comb, drop spindle, growing seed and scutched flax fibre along with instructions - £29.50 each inc postage

 

SEED TO CLOTH KIT

This kit gives you seed to grow, hand block, drop spindle, ribbon and tape to make a simple distaff, a hackling comb, twine twister, two reels on a stand, Flax and Linen booklet, mini loom, starter fibre, simple face mask,full instructions presented in a wooden storage box £65 each inc. postage

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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