Anna Wetzel's visit to TapRoot Fibre Lab, Nova Scotia

In the extension of their correspondence regarding research into the development of small-scale flax spinning facilities, MA Practice Held in Common alumni Anna Wetzel spent two weeks in Nova Scotia at TapRoot Farms, 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.

During the first online Linen Meet-Up in 2020, 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. 

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