Flax: Scutching Hackling

Flax Processing

Flax Scutching, Hackling When the retted flax has dried, breaking separates the inner core. A flax brake looks similar to a saw horse and consists of heavy hinged wooden blades that fit into wooden grooves in the lower part.… Read more...

Flax: Retting

Flax Processing

Flax Growing, Rippling and Retting

There are two general types of flax, one is grown for seeds, the other for its fibre Linseed has been used for lamp oil, mixed into cough medications, laxatives and other medicinal teas.… Read more...