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Flax (Linen) Fibre: Spinning, Felting, Papermaking

Flax Fibre for Spinning

Flax is a bast fibre obtained from the stem of the flax plant. Flax is the raw fibre from which linen is spun. Flax fibre is soft, shiny and flexible. It has less elasticity than cotton but provides superior strength. When you first start spinning or working with flax, it may feel stiff, but with use and heat, the fibres break in, creating a softer, breathable fabric.