A Mini Flax Farm in The City Exhibition Launch

Date: Thursday, October 6, 2022

When: 4:00pm - 7:00pm

Price: Free

Booking: https://plymouth.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/mini-flax-farm-exhibition-launch-event-registration

A field of flax has been grown in a Plymouth residential area tended by a multi-generational group of volunteers who have been involved in spinning, dyeing and weaving the material to make linen cloth.

The volunteers from Keyham in Plymouth - ranging in age from 8 – 86 years old – have experienced hands-on farming in nature using regenerative techniques to produce a range of heritage crafts.

Each step of the process will be illustrated in an exhibition to be held at the Sustainability Hub showcasing the flax plant at every stage, the low-tech tools and machinery, finished cloth and documentary photographs of the land and people.

The exhibition documents the Green Minds Creative Commission ‘A Mini Flax Farm in the City’ which took place between April and August 2022 at Keyham Green Places, Plymouth, supported by Low Carbon Devon. The project was led by Vicky Putler of the Thorody Flax Project to share with others her experience of linen production from field to fabric.

A Mini Flax Farm in The City
Exhibition at the Sustainability Hub, University of Plymouth campus
6 – 16 October 2022
9.00-6.00pm (excluding weekends).

Join us for the exhibition launch
Thursday 6 October 4-7pm
Sustainability Hub, University of Plymouth campus

Light refreshments will be provided and you can enjoy the Sustainability Hub, an innovative building renovated to high sustainability standards. Please register on the link above.

There will be an opportunity to have a go at flax processing and flax corn dolly making at the launch.

Throughout the exhibition, workshops will be taking place at the new Flax Project space at The Plot, 80-84 Union Street, Plymouth, PL1 3EZ, please check the website flaxproject.uk for details.