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Flax culture and twelve-acre farming in Belgium and Ireland

Ynyr H. Bruges

Flax culture and twelve-acre farming in Belgium and Ireland

by Ynyr H. Bruges

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Published by Printed at thedaily "Northern Whig" Office, Sold by C. Aitchison. in Belfast, Belfast 12, Castle Place .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Statementby Ynyr H. Bruges.
ContributionsNorthern Whig Office, Christopher Aitchison (Belfast: Firm),
The Physical Object
Pagination16p. ;
Number of Pages16
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL21825898M

Ireland was famous for its linen in the 18th and 19th centuries, and the country became one of the top producers worldwide. Ireland had a key advantage over Scottish rivals in that it could grow its own flax. Due to flax's particular adaptability to the inferiour drumlin country of Ulster, it was grown almost exclusively there. Flax farming is well-documented and well-understood, and so cultivating as far as China and Kochi in India, and as close to home as home (smaller flax crops are cultivated in Great Britain) is doable, and indeed done – though the yields are rarely as high-quality as those grown in Western Europe.

2. The later Ordinance Survey Name Books also confirm that the growing of flax remained prominent around the county, 3. The gradual decline was undeniable however and the ‘Returns of Agricultural Produce in Ireland’ for the years around illustrates that flax had been abandoned in much of the county. 4. Citation: Malley, George Orme. 'On the preservation of the seed of the flax plant in Ireland'. - Dublin: Journal of the Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland,Vol. V, Part XXXV, /, pp

Dr. Lugger had seen flax ing in Germany, Holland and Belgium, where it grown principally for fiber and where the dreaded disease took its annual toll. In these coun- tries, as well as in Ireland where the world's finest linens have been pro- duced for centuries, growers rotated flax on .   1. Introduction of Flax and Linen Fiber. The history of flax (Linum usitatissimum L.) is long and translation of its scientific name, “linen most useful” [1, 2], aptly describes its versatility and importance to world , the long, strong fibers from flax stems, is considered one of the earliest successes in textiles [].


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Flax culture and twelve-acre farming in Belgium and Ireland by Ynyr H. Bruges Download PDF EPUB FB2

Traditional Farming Documentary -- Farm life in Ireland during the s - "Preserving the Past" - Duration: Videos of Irish Farming L views Flax (Linum usitatissimum), also known as common flax or linseed, is a member of the genus Linum in the family is a food and fiber crop cultivated in cooler regions of the world.

Textiles made from flax are known in Western countries as linen, and are traditionally used for bed sheets, underclothes, and table oil is known as linseed : Tracheophytes.

A report on flax culture for fiber in the United States: including special reports on flax culture in Ireland, in Belgium, and in Austria, with statements relative to the industry in Russia / (Washington, D.C.: U.S.

G.P.O., ), by Charles Richards Dodge (page images at HathiTrust). Most of the flax cultiveted in Great Britain is grown in Northern Ireland, which provides fibre for the linon made in Ulster. In normal times the home grown fibre is inadequate, and most British Author: Mary D.

Glynne. Dodge, Charles Richards, A report on flax culture for fiber in the United States: including special reports on flax culture in Ireland, in Belgium, and in Austria, with statements relative to the industry in Russia / (Washington, D.C.: U.S. G.P.O., ) (page images at HathiTrust).

- Explore diane howes's board "flax & processing~ historic" on Pinterest. See more ideas about Flax, Plant fibres, Flax plant pins. The blue flowered flax is an ornamental flower.

There is also oil seed flax that is a short flax grown specifically for it’s oil rich seed. Fiber flax is a tall flax, usually 4 feet tall that produces long linen fibers in its stem.

If you want to grow the fiber flax (aka. linen) you need seed for fiber flax or linen flax. The 18th-Century Spinning Wheel Survey or Flax Growers List. Inthe Board of Trustees of the Linen and Hempen Manufactures of Ireland () wanted to encourage more farmers to grow flax and hemp seed to meet demand.

Spinning wheels, reels or. A report on flax culture for fiber in the United States: including special reports on flax culture in Ireland, in Belgium, and in Austria, with statements relative to the industry in Russia Books at Amazon.

The Books homepage helps you explore Earth's Biggest Bookstore without ever leaving the comfort of your couch. Here you'll find current best sellers in books, new releases in books, deals in books, Kindle eBooks, Audible audiobooks, and so much more. Flax cultivation and linen production was the most important industry in the north-eastern part of Ireland in the 19th and 20th centuries.

Set in an old linen weaving mill close to the Ulster Canal, this centre displays 2 steam engines and other machinery used for warping, weaving and beetling.

A Report on Flax Culture for Fiber in the United States: Including Special Reports on Flax Culture in Ireland, in Belgium, and in Austria, with Statements Relative.

From RTÉ Archives, Paul Cunningham reports for RTÉ News in on the 16 millennium forests which were planted in with a tree for every household in Ireland (5) High Nature Value Farming.

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Processed to produce oil and textile goods, flax was an important cash crop of the 18th and 19th Centuries.

During this time period, thousands of Irish farmers grew the crop for their livelihood. Provided by the Ulster Historical Foundation, this database is a list of known flax growers on the island in   Depending on region, this corresponds the period from 15 March–15 April in France (Sultana, ), up to first decade of May in Northern Ireland.

Usually, the earlier flax is sown, the longer is the vegetation period, which has a positive effect on. Flax Growers of Ireland The Irish Linen Board published a list of nea individuals in Spinning wheels were awarded based on the number of acres planted.

People who planted one acre were awarded 4 spinning wheels and those growing 5 acres were awarded a loom. Donegal and Tyrone had the highest number of awards. Dublin and Wicklow were not included in this list. The European Commission's DG for Agriculture and Rural development has set up a Sugar Market Observatory in order to provide the EU sugar sector with more transparency by means of disseminating market data and short-term analysis in a timely manner.

the United Kingdom ( %), the Netherlands ( %) and Belgium ( %). Figure 5. Cattle have been the mainstay of Irish farming since the Neolithic began in Ireland almost years ago.

Cattle, and especially cows, have been important in the life experiences of most Irish people, directly and/or through legends such as the Táin Bó Cuailnge (The Cattle-raid of Cooley). In this book, diverse aspects of cattle in Ireland, from the circumstances of their first introduction.

Donegal’s farming heritage is a microcosm of Ireland’s farming heritage as a whole. Donegal has large, wealthy farms but also tiny holdings whose main function was to provide a subsistence living for one farming family.

Since the eighteenth century, big farms in the east of the county relied a lot on horse-operated equipment and tractor-powered. A Report on Flax Culture for Fiber in the United States: Including Special Reports on Flax Culture in Ireland, in Belgium, and in Austria, with Statements Relative to the Industry in Russia avg rating — 0 ratings — 3 editions3/5(1).Flax culture, from flower to fabric by Mavis Atton - a book about growing and processing flax in Ontario.

[The magic of linen: flax seed to woven cloth by, Heinrich Some thoughts for the future of fibre flax: Long ago, before cotton was king, different regions had their own varieties of flax that grew well in their climate.

Buy Farming in Ireland: History, Heritage and Environment by John Feehan (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible s: 2.