During this first online Linen Meet-Up in 2020, Anna Wetzel, an affiliated researcher for The Linen Project, shared the experience of her two-week stay at TapRoot Farms in Nova Scotia, owned and run by Patricia Bishop and Josh Oulten. Anna’s visit focused on the local production and processing of flax, as TapRoot Fibre Lab (a subsidiary of TapRoot Farms) has made significant steps towards this goal.

Anna addressed the craft of spinning short line flax at TapRoot Fibre Lab, the difficulties and challenges of a full (independent) production cycle and the local and international connections – including weavers, engineers and researchers – that TapRoot brings together.

Read about Anna’s visit to TapRoot Farms. The live online presentation and question and answer session took place on April 23 2020.