Plants to People

A picture of flax with Old Swede's logo and the title "Plants to People, part one"

For thousands of years, flax has been an important plant to make clothes from. In this edition of Third Thursday, you’ll learn all about flax and how to get it ready to be spun into clothes. Download an activity packet and come back to watch a bonus video: Make Your Own Garden. Our next Third Thursday in October, 2020 will show how to weave clothes and more!

Make Your Own Garden

You need to grow flax to make your clothes! In this video, Jane shows you how to start your own garden.

Make Your Own Loom

Once your flax is ready, you can weave it into clothes! Learn how to make your own loom at home.

How a Shirt Grew in the Field

Now that you know all about how clothes are made, enjoy this story about what you’ve learned — how clothes go from plants to people!