Dolls

 

Pharaoh flax invented flax dolls from best flax row material , flax dolls processing start with : 1- splits and straightens the flax fibers, removes the fibrous core and impurities. 2- Flax is pulled through heckling combs, which parts the locked fibers and makes them straight, clean, and ready to spin. After heckling and spinning, flax dolls is ready to be woven into linen.

Information about flax :- Dressing consists of three steps: breaking, scutching and heckling. After breaking, some of the straw is scraped from the fibers in the scutching process, then the fiber is pulled through various sized heckling combs, or hackles. Different sized heckling combs are used, progressing from coarser combs with only a few prongs or nails per inch, to finer combs. Generally, three heckling combs are used. however, many more can be used. The finer the final heckling comb the first three remove the straw, and the last two split and polish the fibers. The shorter fibers that remain in the heckling comb after the flax has been combed are called tow. If the heckle is fine enough, the tow can be carded like wool and spun, otherwise it can be spun like the other flax fibers.

 

Information about :- Tow produces a coarser yarn than the fibers pulled through the heckles because it will still have some straw in it. While this yarn is not suitable for fine linens, it can be used for bagging, rough sheets, cords or ropes. Hackling was a rural based cottage industry with Cootehill in Ireland as Ulster’s largest market. The Hackler from Grouse Hall is an Irish song written in the late 1880s by a local man, Peter Smith, from Stravicnabo