Linen is a fabulous natural yarn (from the flax plant) that is incredibly strong and versatile. We have a wide selection of linen yarns in both their natural and dyed states. The undyed yarns can be smooth or hairy and full of bits of stalk for brilliant texture or adding that rustic look to project. Conversely we have smooth, shiny linen yarns that have been dyed to a wide palette of colourful shades.
Linen makes an excellent all round yarn as it is very strong, so great for all types of weaving (in both the warp and weft), macrame, knotting and braiding, plus it has great stitch definition so is excellent for knitting and crochet. Don't be put off by the crisp handle it has - the more you wash it, the softer it becomes. So depending on what you have made you can machine wash and tumble dry without a worry.
Choose from very fine single strands that can be stitched with in leather work, book-binding etc, to multi-plies for heavy duty knotting and warps. Can even be machine knitted (on a standard gauge machine) for a draping, elegant effect.