Euroflax Linen Yarn from Louet is custom spun in Belgium, from the finest quality long line flax for a soft, durable product. This linen is steam processed for a rich, smooth, super soft knitting yarn. Euroflax linen gets softer with each use and is an Heirloom quality yarn perfect for hand woven table linens. Linen feels cool and fresh making it the perfect yarn for knitting warm weather garments. Machine washable and dryable. Also known as Euroflax Originals yarn. 100% Linen.
Large 100g skeins, 270 yards, sport weight. $25.95
Get your favorite linen yarn on a cone and save. This yarn is the same as Euroflax Originals above, just wound on cones, so you have less ends to work in and can save more money. 100% linen. 8 ounces 650 yards $57.95 each
NEW! This 10/2 Linen yarn is great for a strong rug warp or an understated natural looking weft. This is a dry spun natural linen and has a rougher texture than the Euroflax and the French Linen.
16 ounces cones only. 1500 yards/Lb. 100% Dry Spun Linen. Natual only. Imported from Belgium. This is NOT the same as the Euroflax Linen above.
Nice lustrous linen yarn from France, this yarn is not as hard as other yarns made from flax. Heirloom quality linen yarn for weaving, knitting and crocheting. Perfect for table linens like runners, placemats etc. 8 ounce tubes. 9/2 linen, 8 ounces 1850 yards. 9/2 is just a bit fine than 8/2, but can be used instead. This is not Euroflax linen. $21.95
Linen is the fiber of the flax plant, Linum usitatissimum. Linen is labor-intensive to manufacture, but when it is made into garments, and linen yarn is valued for its exceptional coolness and freshness in hot weather.
The collective term "linens" is still often used generically to describe a class of woven and even knitted bed, bath, table and kitchen textiles. The name linens is retained because traditionally, linen was used for many of these items. In the past, the word "linens" was also used to mean lightweight undergarments such as shirts, chemises, waist shirts, lingerie (a word also cognate with linen), and detachable shirt collars and cuffs, which were historically made almost exclusively out of linen.
The inside cloth layer of fine composite clothing garments (as for example jackets) was traditionally made of linen, and this is the origin of the word lining Linen textiles appear to be some of the oldest in the world: their history goes back many thousands of years. Fragments of straw, seeds, fibers, yarns, and various types of fabrics which date back to about 8000 BC have been found in Swiss lake dwellings.