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Flax (also known as common flax or linseed), is a food and fiber crop cultivated in cooler regions of the world. The textiles made from flax are known in the Western countries as linen, and traditionally used for bed sheets, underclothes, and table linen. The oil is known as linseed oil. In addition to referring to the plant itself, the word "flax" can also refer to the unspun fibers of the flax plant. The plant species is known only as a cultivated plant, and appears to have been domesticated just once from the wild species Linum bienne, called pale flax.

christien meindertsma - flax
t.e. introduces "the flax project", a collection designed by christien meindertsma. It consists of different objects, based on the contemporary handwriting of meindertsma in perfect harmony with the traditional Dutch 16th century cordage industry. By analysing the history of this craft, she has reduced the ropery to the original Dutch material: flax. Using the flax from a Dutch farmhouse, the filaments are spun in flax yarns, after which these are twisted into strands. The fresh and innovative approach of meindertsma to the very old techniques as spinning, weaving, twining and splitting has resulted in an astonishing collection of different objects. In conjunction with Zuiderzeemuseum Enkhuizen.

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