June 12, 2007

Priča o lanu V - sušenje / Linen story V - drying

Tri tjedna kasnije, kad se lan dobro namočio, došlo je vrijeme za ispuštanje sve vode iz bazena i sušenje. Sve smo snopove iznijeli van u vrt, i kako je lokalni poznavaoc prerade lana pokazao, lijepo i uredno ih otvorili i poslagali na svježi zrak gdje su se narednih nekoliko dana ostali sušiti. Slijedeće tri faze prerade su: trličanje, grenanje i predenje, prije nego što laneno predivo postane spremno za posljednju fazu - tkanje. Evo slika sušenja:

Three weeks into the soaking, the time has arrived to take the water out of the basin and get the flax out to the fresh air for drying. We took all the flax packages outside, and according to the instructions of an old expert neighbor, nicely opened each flax pack and organized them in the garden where we left them drying for the coming few days. The next three processing phases are: breaking, hackling and spinning, before the final phase where the yarn is woven into a lovely cloth.

3 comments:

Sharon said...

It looks like spinning straw into gold - hard to imagine that those twigs will become soft cloth, rather a leap of faith.

Leigh said...

This continues to be so interesting. Lovely photos too.

incoknito said...

skidam kapu ono kome je ovo prvom palo na pamet :)