Environment-Friendly, Natural Yarns for Weaving
Linen fibre is harvested from the stem and leaves of the flax plant. The harvested fibres are then cleaned to remove impurities and then dried. After drying, linen fibre may be dyed prior to being woven into fabrics, depending on what it will be used for.
Linen fibre has been used for centuries in various countries of Europe and Asia, but it was only introduced to the United States of America after the Civil War. Linen fibres are combed together, spun into yarn, and then woven on weaving looms to create linen fabric.
Linen has been around for thousands of years. It is known for its strength and durability when woven into textiles. In fact, it is multiple times stronger than cotton and ranks second to silk.
Uses of Linen Yarns
There are plenty of weaving and knitting projects you can do with linen yarns! You can create a variety of garments, such as pants, dresses, tunics, pullovers, cardigans, shawls, camisoles, and a lot more. Take note that linen isn't a stretchy material, so it's best to not use them for clothing items that require some stretch.
Advantages of Using Linen Yarn for Weaving
- Linen yarn is plant-based, which means it is sustainable and eco-friendly.
- Linen doesn't shrink too easily.
- Fabrics woven with linen are highly absorbent but also quick-drying.
- Fabrics woven with linen are durable and long-lasting.
- Fabrics woven with linen may feel stiff at first but it softens with age and every wash.
Buy Linen Yarn Online at Thread Collective
Thread Collective offers a variety of linen yarns and threads in a number of different styles, weights, colours, and blends. Choose from brands like Maurice Brassard, Venne, GIST, and more. Browse our range of linen yarns and get started on your craft!