This is a skein of single spun flax that has been dyed to yellow/beige using natural red onion skins. Flax or Linen is thought to be the oldest fibre used in the Western World with fabrics dating back to 10,000 BC. Flax production was centred around Europe since about 500 AD. Today more than 80% of flax is still produced in Europe.
This flax yarn has been handspun as a single ply. It would be suitable for weaving as weft or in a tapestry.The linen yarn would also be suitable for craft types of projects or knitted or crochet items that are not worn close to the skin. The linen yarn is a bit rough in its natural state as it has not been heavily processed as commercially mill spun yarns are. Flax can be washed and will gently soften with age. Flax does not like heat, so please do not put into the dryer but let it dry naturally.
The hand spun flax yarn can be custom ordered in natural and plant dyed colours such as Indigo Blues, Madder Root Pinks, Weld Yellows and other natural plant dyes.
Approx weight: 50 grams
Approx length: 140 - 150 meters
All yarns are custom spun at the time of your order. Please allow 1-2 weeks for completion of your order. If you would like to order a larger quantity please contact me. To save on shipping costs, items valued at under £20 are shipped by Royal Mail Standard delivery. Items valued at over £20 are shipped by Royal Mail tracked and signed. Shipping costs include the cost of postage and packing.