Double Retted Flax on Mallon Farm

A spinner has been testing some of last year’s fibre for us. The tests showed that there were still some pieces of th...

Biodiversity on Mallon Farm

We’re applying to join the “Fair to Nature Scheme” backed by the RSPB and are currently doing an audit of biodiversit...

Tradition Restarted: Sowing Flax 2021

Three acres have now been sown by hand. Once again this year we used a traditional tool for broadcasting seeds ...

Tradition Restarted: Scutching Flax at Mallon Farm

Scutching is the process of taking off all the other outer parts of the flax plant to leave the long fibres. Back in ...

River Friendly Retting at Mallon Farm

Retting was the one part of the process that we knew we needed to change if we wanted to restart linen growing here. ...

Tradition Restarted: The Process of Growing Flax at Mallon Farm

Charlie Mallon has reintroduced flax to his farm in County Tyrone. He is committed to growing and processing flax usi...

Tradition Restarted: The Reintroduction of Flax to Mallon Farm

All the flax grown at the Mallon farm in Northern Ireland has been harvested by hand, picked and processed using trad...
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