Fabric Production From The Flower Flax, A Swedish Cultural Heritage
The flower flax has many uses, such as an edible oil, a nutritional supplement, and as an ingredient in many wood finishing products. Flax fibers are used to make linen. The Latin species name Usitatissimum means "most useful".
In Växbo, a small village 30 minutes away from Bergvik, Sweden's best kept flax production site can be found, with great examples of how they utilised the power of the water to drive the mills. We will there take a closer look at how this process has worked over centuries, and visit the shop where finished products can be purchased.