Friday, 14 August 2009

Linen Sampler, by June McKenzie

Featuring NZ flax (phormium tenax), this fibre was obtained from the Marshlands flax mill (now closed) on the outskirts of Blenheim by Molly Duncan, renowned weaver and author, for over 50 years ago.

I used this fibre to weave mainly hand-manipulated lace weaves, including Danish Medallion, Brooks' Boquet, Spanish Lace and Leno, for the sampler. Twills are very effective woven with NZ flax as it has a great sheen.

by June McKenzie

1 comment:

Meg in Nelson said...

You reminded me, June, I intended to do something with the flax leaves we have to cut from our drive way. I even bought a dog comb for it as recommended by someone!