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Natural Linen Yarn

$15.00

Crafted in Europe, balls of pure linen yarn, perfect for crochet, knitting, darning and craft. 

100% linen / 2ply / 50 gram balls / approx 225 metres / 245 yards 

Sold individually, choose from three colours - denim blue, forest green and undyed natural grey.

Sourced direct from Lithuania, the traditional home of flax growing and linen production, produced by small family-run companies.

Care: Gentle hand or machine wash below 40C / air dry
Linen yarn becomes softer and softer with every wash.

About Linen:

Linen is naturally stain resistant, does not pile and is moth repellent. It is easy to wash as it can sustain high temperatures, it has very little if any shrinkage and is very strong. It is anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, hypo allergenic and thermoregulating, it will also absorb up 20% moisture before feeling damp.

Eco Credentials:

Linen scores high on the ecological chart. Flax is a strong plant best grown in northern Europe. It needs little or no fertilisers, little extra water and no pesticides. According to the Advisory Commission Report to the European Parliament flax cultivation has positive effects on eco-system diversity as it allows for an “environmental pause”. One hectare of flax can retain 3.7 tonnes of CO2. Every part of the plant is used, what isn’t used to produce linen can be used to make linseed oil, paper, cattle feed and even soap. Linen is completely biodegradable, recyclable and due to its natural absorbency, it requires less dye than cotton.