- Jun 03 2022
- 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Explore a wondrous world of natural materials! Experience how flax is grown and fibres worked from straw, to thread, to cloth. Learn about flax’s artistic connections to painters of the 17th century, and explore today’s innovative uses, from cloth to boats. All this from a tiny seed and blue flower. Flax is one of Britain’s oldest plants. Grown here since the bronze age, the fibres from flax can make the finest of lace to the strongest of ropes, canvas and clothing. The seeds and oils have a multitude of industrial, creative and household uses. Flax is one of the world’s most useful plants, and all its qualities are playing an increasing role in agriculture as we seek to change our ways of living to care for our earth.
Daily demonstrations from 2:30 – 5pm, no booking required!
The Pay-and-Display Car Park at Symonds Yat has limited numbers and is very popular, especially over a bank holiday weekend. Please allow plenty of time to find a spot or use public transport if possible. Parking on the road is not permitted.