HBAT Trial

The Hanging By A Thread project asked the local community if they would take part in growing 1 metre plot of flax over the Spring/Summer of 2013. Here are some photos of the trial in action.

1. A trial plot on Beaminster allotments.

1. A trial plot on the Beaminster allotments

 

2. Pulling the churchyard crop2. Pulling the churchyard crop

 

3. Harvested flax laid for retting.3. Harvested flax laid for retting

 

4. Using the flax break to bruise the flax stems.4. Using the flax break to bruise the flax stems

 

5. Scutching and hackling to make the flax fibre.

5. Scutching and hackling to make flax fibre

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