Flax (Linum usitatissimum) is a plant of the flax family (Linaceae). It is a crop that has been cultivated for a long time. There are blue-flowered and white-flowered varieties. In addition, there are varieties with brown seeds and varieties with yellow seeds.
Flax is sown between mid-March and mid-April. The golden yellow flax stems grow for 100 days. During the flowering period in June, the flax turns a beautiful white, lilac or blue colour. Unfortunately, you can only enjoy this beautiful view for a short time because each flower only blooms for one day. The processing of flax into a usable product is a lengthy and difficult process. To make flax ribbon that can be spun, the crop has to undergo quite a few operations: picking, repelling, retting, breaking or beech, scutching and beating.
Fortunately, all that is not necessary to make beautiful dried flax. In our dryer we provide beautiful dried bunches of flax and can then dye them in many fantastic colours. But, even without dyeing, a natural bunch of dried flax is also a great eye-catcher.