Story: Flax and flax working

Drying fibre (4th of 6)

Drying fibre

Washed flax fibre is laid to dry and bleach in paddocks near the mill. This part of the process could take several weeks.

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Nancy Swarbrick, 'Flax and flax working - The flax fibre industry: 1860s–1930s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 28 May 2022)

Story by Nancy Swarbrick, published 24 Sep 2007