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...

The Summer Solstice

Today is the summer solstice in the Northern Hemisphere, the longest day and shortest night of the year, usually fa...

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 ...

The Celtic Festival of Beltane

Beltane is the Celtic May Day festival celebrated on the first of May. It was considered an important festival in the...

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...

The Celtic Festival of Imbolc

The Celtic festival of Imbolc is celebrated on the first of February through to sunset on the second. Falling between...

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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