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History - The Linen Industry in NI

What is linen?

Bring in a piece of linen clothing to the class.  Explain that it is a natural fibre which has been used since ancient times.  Ask if anyone in the class owns any pieces of linen clothing.

Ask children to research the following sites to find out more about linen and how it is made:

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Ask children to identify the stages that flax went through before it could be made into linen. 


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