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What is "Retting" - Definition & Explanation

Various processes used in extraction of linen fibers from the flax plant stem and bark.
(flax) The subjection of a crop of flax or deseeded flax straw to chemical or biological treatment in order to make fibre bundles more easily separable from the woody part of the stem.
The process of separating the fibre from the wood in flax. This is done either chemically or biologically (rotting down of the crop). A messy process.
Retting is a stage in the manufacturing of vegetable fibers. It is the process of submerging plant leaves such as flax or hemp in water, and soaking them for a period of time to separate the fibers from the other components of the leaves. Then they are removed and washed to remove the soft tissue and then dryed so that all that remains are the fibres.

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