Flax To Linen » Hackle

Heckling (or “hackling”) is the last of three steps in dressing flax, or preparing the fibers to be spun. It splits and straightens the flax fibers, as well as removing the fibrous core and impurities.[1] Heckling is done with heckling combs by pulling the flax through the combs. This parts the locked fibers and makes them straight, clean, and ready to spin.[2] After heckling, the flax is ready to spin. After spinning, the flax is then suitable for weaving into linen

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