We have made a flax brake, scutching board and knife, and hackles to do the processing. Item Details. Flax was the major fibre used in the manufacture of linen, but the small amount produced from this crusher with it's guillotine action would have been sufficient only for the production of hand made lacework. Flax designs women's linen and specialty fabric clothing in pants, skirts, shorts, dresses, tanks, blouses, jackets, and more. Includes: flax hackle, cover, two clamps and tine straightener. Q: Recently, my uncle was given a "flax break" from the late 1700s. DESIGNED AND MADE IN BRITAIN An oak and elm floor standing flax breaking hand device., possible Welsh. Speak to one of our brake experts, today! This wood tool is a set of intersecting wooden blades that force the hard outer shell of flax straw to snap into short sections which then fall away from the strong inner fibers before being processed further. You can find videos on YouTube that show people using antique flax breaks. A: This is one of several special tools used to turn flax into thread. Flax Hackle. Veteran-Owned BuyBrakes.com provides a huge range of auto performance brakes, rotors, pads & kits for almost every make or model of vehicle. It often has two blades pointing down and three pointing up, forcing the flax to bend into a W shape. After the seeds were separated from the flax, the woody flax stalks were soaked in water for a week or spread out on dew-covered fields for several weeks to break down the plant structure. 4 x 12 x 3/4in. An 18th century rustic item of hand made pegged construction. Item Details: Working area 5 1/4" x 3 3/4" Tine Spacing: 3/8" Tine Height: 4 5/8" Base drilled for screwing down or can be clamped. How would we determine the value of the piece? The spinning can be done on a handspindle or a spinning wheel. This arrangement is based on a conscious "tangling" of the fibers so that there is a continuous feed until the last dregs have been spun. If you have a large amount of flax to break, it is a good idea to invest in a proper flax brake. I prefer to work with a dressed distaff - H and J - to keep the fibers prepared for pulling down to spin. A flax break is a set of hinged intersecting wooden blades, which looks like a saw-horse. An antique hard maple flax break, circa 1883, used to process flax for making linen. The official website of FLAX clothing. Designed to split and straighten flax fibers in preparation for spinning in linen. Spinning flax into linen thread is done with a spinning wheel (or spindle). 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