Wild Fibres natural fibres
Dressing the Flax Distaff

               Wild Fibres - Natural fibres for spinning & felting


Change text size?

Wild Fibres 


Educational fibre packs

Fibre discovery packs for schools, colleges & fibre enthusiasts

We also sell natural dyes, extracts & mordants

Wild Colours natural dyes, extracts & mordants

& handmade paper for printing, artists & gift wrap

Wild Paper handmade paper for printing, artists & gift wrap



Wild Fibres natural fibres > plant fibre > flax > spin flax > dress distaff >

Click on right/left arrows to view more photos

3.First sweep of the flax

3.First sweep of the flax

Slowly move the strick in an arc to your right side, with your right hand leading the way.

Spinning flax & flax distaffs
   a) Types of flax distaff
   b) Making a cone distaff
   c) Preparing flax for the distaff
   d) Dressing a flax distaff

Teresinha at Wild Fibres
Studio I-319, Scott House, The Custard Factory
Gibb Street, Birmingham B9 4DT, UK

Contact Teresinha for enquiries on
Tel:  +44 (0)7979 770865
email: info@wildfibres.co.uk

[Natural Fibres] [Fibre Resources] [Fibre Info] [Policies] [Links]

Delivery charges in the UK

Delivery in Europe & rest of World here

Last updated on 04 January 2018
Website and photos by Mike Roberts © 2008-18 Wild Fibres