Flaxen Silk Natural – 1-Lb Value Pack
Flaxen Silk Natural – 1-Lb Value Pack
65% Silk / 35% Linen. Lace weight, 2-ply. Approximately 115g (4.06 oz), 691m (756yd). Gauge: because of the open work in lace knitting, gauge is seldom given for lace weight yarns. Follow your pattern recommendations for best results. Laundering: Handwash cool, dry flat. John has only played around with this base a couple of times. It has a linen feel to the hand but with some lustre from the silk, in an ivory-beige shade. A good choice for summer shawls or other non-wool lace projects. The natural colour is a greyed ivory. Fibre reactive dyes might be the best choice for this yarn, but we've also tried acid dyes with good results. Just bear in mind that the linen component will not strike with the dye, so copious rinsing will have to be done. We found this needs a couple of days to hang and dry thoroughly before reskeining or winding, or it has a tendency to snag on the swift and break. PRODUCT of CANADA Price for 4 skeins, approximately 115g each. A 15% savings on our regular price.
$83.30
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Flaxen Silk Natural – skein
Flaxen Silk Natural – skein
65% Silk / 35% Linen. Lace weight, 2-ply. Approximately 115g (4.06 oz), 691m (756yd). Gauge: because of the open work in lace knitting, gauge is seldom given for lace weight yarns. Follow your pattern recommendations for best results. Laundering: Handwash cool, dry flat. John has only played around with this base a couple of times. It has a linen feel to the hand but with some lustre from the silk, in an ivory-beige shade. A good choice for summer shawls or other non-wool lace projects. The natural colour is a greyed ivory. Fibre reactive dyes might be the best choice for this yarn, but we've also tried acid dyes with good results. Just bear in mind that the linen component will not strike with the dye, so copious rinsing will have to be done. We found this needs a couple of days to hang and dry thoroughly before reskeining or winding, or it has a tendency to snag on the swift and break. PRODUCT of CANADA Price per skein. Approximately 115g.
$24.50
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Homegrown Linen: Transforming Flaxseed into Fibre
Homegrown Linen: Transforming Flaxseed into Fibre
NEW March 2019

Homegrown Linen: Transforming Flaxseed into Fibre

A wonderful new reference on flax and linen, by a Canadian author!

An illustrated guide to growing linen yarn sustainably at home. Reclaim the traditional skill of growing flax, extracting the fibres, and preparing them for spinning.

Homegrown linen is both a conceptual and hands-on book about gardening, homesteading, and creating yarn. Appropriate for all levels of experience from the yarn-curious to the master spinner.

Discover:
- how to grow flax for fibre
- how to adapt growing techniques to your conditions using permaculture techniques
- how to create a personalized fibre flax variety
- how to process fibre from straw
- the tools for creating linen
- tips and tricks for working with linen
- other uses for flax

Author: Raven Ranson. Illustrations by Tracy Wandling. Published by Crowing Hen Farm. Softcover, 107 pages. Loads of black-and-white illustrations as well as a section of colour photos.

$24.00
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