A Nordic joint project has been established to revitalize flax culture and traditions. The production of flax is not only a question about cultural heritage. Understanding the diverse and laborious processes increases the knowledge of sustainable production and the value of materials.
In the opening webinar 28th March (18.00 UTC+1) we share our knowledge of flax cultivation in the Nordic countries, some Swedish experiences of home cultivation and a bunch of practical tips how to start it yourself. Things get concrete when you take the trip with the fibre and grow yourself one square metre of flax.
Webinar is held in English, no pre-registration needed and 1,5 hours.
Zoom link to webinar
Nordic Folk Art and Craft Federation Participant countries:
Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden
Speaker: Maria Jakobsson
Short history of flax cultivation in the Nordic
Speaker: Marjatta Ísberg
Case study: Sweden’s experiences of 2020 project of 1sqm of flax
Speaker: Hillevi Skoglund
Introduction to each country’s plans for the 1sqm of flax project
Speaker: Tarmo Thorström
Sweden: Agneta Carlson
Finland: Kikka Jelisejeff • Estonia Liis Burk
Norway: Linda Thiis • Denmark Lis Brandt
Iceland: Kristín Vala
Guidelines and tips for beginner flax farmers
Speaker: Eva Anderson
Ending of the webinar with a short summary of the day’s topics and a review of the forthcoming webinar(s). Also informing about where to find more information