Flax is a beautiful delicate flower. And it produces a fibre that has been in use for many centuries. I wonder when people started to turn against it just because it creases easily? Must look into that.
Anyway, a great deal of work goes into producing linen, as this flax timeline demonstrates. Those of us who are not in Sweden will have to adjust the plan, obviously, but quite a lot of it can be done outside, when the weather is nice. I don’t think I will be giving it a try yet.
This video from the Victoria and Albert museum is also interesting.