Flax School

Flax School
15 February 2023 Eileen

The Flaaksskoalle (flax school) on 12 December 2022 in the Fries Museum was well attended and well received!
This event was organised by the program Wad van Waarde, project Circulair on the Miensker, in which the value of flax was highlighted from various angles.
The value of cultivation for biodiversity and co2 storage, the value of linen as an alternative to plastic textiles, the value of traditional processing, the value for designers to design appealing products and processes, but also for art historians to discover that Rembrandt had actually painted two paintings in the same period using X-rays of the linen canvas.

The speakers were: Christien Meindertsma (designer Flax Project and Fertile Grounds) Joan Den Exter (Crafts Council: the linen project), Susan Smelt and Ingeborg Meijssen (Rijksmuseum: “Unraveled evidence. Seventeenth century exposes itself”) and Eileen Blackmore on behalf of Wad of value.

Below is a retrospective, made by Cristiaan De Kok of Noordermedia.

(Dutch only)