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Flax (Linen) Fibers

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Flax is probably the most well known bast fiber among hand spinners.  Do you recall the terms "tow-headed" and "flaxen-haired"?  These terms take on a whole new meaning once you have worked with this fiber.  Flax can vary from fine almost silky grades to the coarsest tow, from creamy light to tan in color.  Flax strick is the full-length fiber, often 1 1/2 to 3 feet long.  Flax roving is made from fibers that have been cut into shorter lengths before carding.  Tow is what is combed out of the long finer fibers, and was often used for starting fires and for candle wicks.  Flax is stronger when wet.  The long smooth flax fibers make for a lint-free fabric that improves with use.  It irons and dyes well.

 

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Super Fine Water Retted FlaxFlax, Super Fine Water Retted Top: Natural.  This flax is split and combed in a special, patented process used by our supplier.  It is a finer flax than the dew retted flax.  12 - 18 inch staple length.  $2.50 per oz. or $20.00 per 1/2 lb.  #159011

 

 


Dew Retted Flax TopWater or Dew Retted Flax Top:  Natural.  Dew retted flax is more environmentally friendly. The quality is fairly coarse, long fibers (12 - 18 inch staple length).  Spinning is easy with this combed top and can be used for a variety of projects.  $7.50 per 1/4 lb. or $15.00 per 1/2 lb.  #159120

 

 

Bleached Flax TopBleached Flax Top: White.  This is a combed tow with shorter flax fibers (6 - 8 inches), easy to spin and can be dry spun or wetspun without distaff.  $2.75 per oz. or $22.00 per 1/2lb.  #159043

 

 

 

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