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...

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. ...

Women in Celtic Myths and Legends

We are marking International Women's Day by taking a look at some of the famous female characters that feature in Cel...

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...

Bronze Patination

A material of war and art, bronze has been used for thousands of years to depict life, spirit and worship. Patination...

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...

Bronze Legends: The Creation and Casting of a Sculpture

The Bronze Legend Collection of sculptures by Charlie Mallon is inspired by the symbols and stories of the Ancient Ce...

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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