Mindfulness Garden Games
by Joann Calabrese
author of Growing Mindful

Gift of Flax

Gift of Flax

Happy Full Moon – March 7, 2023 An Origin Story There is an old Norse tale of a farmer who was given the gift of flax by the goddess Holda. While chasing after his sheep, he discovered a secret doorway into a glacier. And upon entering the doorway, the farmer discovered a cave filled with dazzling … Read more

First Discovery – Flax Adventure Part 4

Gift of Flax

Flax Adventure In January I set a goal to grow and process flax for fiber – as in fiber for linen. I don’t think I could be any happier with how this project turned out. My last blog post brought you up to date with the adventure. I had just harvested, dried, and begun soaking … Read more

My Flax to Fiber Adventure Part 3

Flax harvest Aug 2020

        As many of you know, I have been growing flax this summer with a plan to turn it into fiber for spinning (or at least attempt to.) You can read the previous posts about my experiment here and here. Harvesting Because of COVID-19, I’ve been working from home and have been … Read more

Flax to Fiber Update

Flax to Fiber Experiment As some of you know, I became intrigued by the whole process of turning flax into fiber after reading The Golden Thread. Of course, I had to try it myself. This is an update on the project  that began in January.  In the spring, I put in a new 8 foot by … Read more


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