Flax to Linen: the state of the art from a sustainable perspective

Organized by the New England Flax and Linen Study Group, in collaboration with Historic Deerfield, Flax & Linen: Following the Thread from Past to Present took place on Saturday & Sunday, August 20th-21st, 2016.

Flax is a textile fiber with a 30,000-year history of human use. Its versatility and utility earned the moniker Linum usitatissimum, the “most useful” fiber. The ancient history of this amazing fiber was brought into the present and followed into the future during this two-day symposium hosted at Historic Deerfield.

Destiny made the following presentation at the symposium: