Title: Flax processing
Category: Vegetable fibres
Period: XX Century
Provided by: Comenius
history of origin goes back to 7th Millennium before Christ, but in Europe it
is popular around 18th century and it extended into different parts of
Slovakia, typically on the North area, e.g. around Bardejov.
products manufacture is made by breaking the cellulose core to release the flax
fibres, removing the coarsest pieces of cellulose, short and brittle fibres and
arranging them parallel. Starting with the rough hackle and moving on to a fine
hackle, it is important to hackle also the middle. Then tow is saved and spun
into coarser yarn. The final products are carpets, shirts, sheets, dresses and
so many other things.
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