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7th October 2020

blue linen, van the man and a baby boy

Friends, valued customers, fellow textile workers and crafters, We'll stay short of a "Flax Mill newsletter" - just a short...
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21st September 2020

Paintings and Bronze – Castings remain on Exhibition

After the extremely successful Open Day at Derrylane Flax Mills on Saturday, September 12th which saw the opening of an...
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15th September 2020 / Open Day 2020

Brief summary and big thanks!

Friends, valued customers, fellow crafters and textile-workers, The "re-building" of Flax Mill back to working order is half-way finished, the...
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7th September 2020 / Open Day 2020

Concert programme: Here Comes the Night!

In a year like this when many wheels seemed to turn from round to square and run (or not) accordingly,...
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31st August 2020 / Open Day 2020

The catwalk of the year

Friends, the preparations for our fashion show as part of the Open Day are going - despite many problems which...
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10th August 2020 / Open Day 2020


Friends, The 27th Open Day, Yard Fest and Fashion Show on Saturday, September 12th 2020 here at Flax Mill are...
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25th July 2020

The Blue Eyes of the Aristocrat are open!

*As we were writing this newsletter, some very timely and exceptionally good news came over the phone. We had just...
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9th July 2020

Flax in the news!

ZDF (Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen) , one of the largest public broadcasters in Germany, has turned its cameras on to the...
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24th June 2020

Workshops at Flax Mill: the wheels are turning, the dye-pot is bubbling

4 workshops by master-crafters at the Flax Mill in August I would hereby like to invite you to take part...
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20th May 2020

Charlie’s Potatoes, Beaten Linen and the Golden Thread

The day we started writing this little newsletter a customer from Germany phoned us and asked: “Have you any of...
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18th April 2020

Some good news amongst all the chaos

Dear friends, We hope this little newsletter finds you well and looking forward to the absurd times we have been...
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24th March 2020

Still open for business!

Dear fellow crafters and textile workers, valued customers, dear friends, we just want to reassure you all that all is...
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8th March 2020


Dear fellow crafters and textile workers, valued customers, dear friends, “Spring is different but hope dies last” would be the...
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3rd March 2020

Bread and Roses!

Local Textile Workers active on International Women’s Day 2020 The courageous and successful strikes by textile workers in the shirt...
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20th February 2020 / Open Day 2020

Iconic German painter exhibiting in Ireland for the first time

News just came that one of the most profiled German artists, Ursula “Ula” Richter will exhibit some of her paintings...
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30th January 2020

Songs of the Shipyard

Poet, photographer and Friend of The Flax Mill, Bernard S. Davis from Birmingham, just sent us a  link (see below)...
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26th January 2020

The salt of the earth

Friends, between two newsletters (our Spring one will be out towards the end of February), here are a few little...
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14th December 2019 / Open Day 2020

We wish you the Golden Thread

Here at Flax Mill we have never been known to do or say many “seasonal” things. Except for our Winter-Solstice-Gathering...
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24th November 2019

Flaxfield in the winter

Friends, valued customers, just short of our annual "end of year" newsletters, this is to respond to an unusually large...
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14th October 2019 / Open Day 2020

Warming News for the Cooler Days!

Dear friends, valued customers, dear fellow crafters and textile-workers! Our first “major” communication since the 26th Open Day and Yard...
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2nd October 2019 / Open Day 2019

Isa sings at The Shipyard!

Many thanks to all at The Derry Post for giving us permission to share their article on how Berlin's favourite...
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9th September 2019 / Open Day 2019

Open Day – last minute news!

Friends, valued customers, fellow crafters and textile-workers! Many of you have read the Open Day Programme and Concert Programme, and...
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23rd August 2019 / Open Day 2019

There’s power in the Union!

Friends, between two mail-shots, here is some very up - to date information you should have. I want to give...
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16th August 2019 / Open Day 2019

Important news before all goes mad at Flax Mill

Friends, A month from today before the 26th Flax Mill Open Day and Yard Fest on September 14th are going...
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29th July 2019 / Open Day 2019

The Open Day 2019 Programmes are here!

Without further ado, download full details about the big day at The Flax Mill on Saturday 14th of September  in the...
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27th July 2019 / Open Day 2019

Praise for Open Day 2019 support of beetling

We are pleased to share the comments of two members of The Clark Family, Bruce and Tim,  in praise of...
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3rd May 2019 / Open Day 2019

Game of Thrones and a few other news

Friends, just at the verge of getting ready for the Shanes Castle event we have a huge mail-volume here. Many...
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26th April 2019

Large interest in Shanes Castle Event continues

Friends, I hope this finds you well - may I use this opportunity to wish you a good and relaxing...
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3rd April 2019

Many questions – some answers

Friends, I hope this finds you well. Our last little newsletter created an unusually large response, more than twice as...
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19th March 2019


Dear friends, valued customers, dear fellow crafters and textile-workers! Overdue (as a few people called it in recent days) -...
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