WHAT IS IT?
Pure natural coloured linen is twisted into this strong, versatile yarn. Packed full of texture with both pale and dark linen and strands of natural vegetation this is a most unusual fancy style yarn.
WHAT'S IT FOR?
Linen is ideal for all different crafts requiring a strong, tough yarn. Though its handle is quite rough, it will soften with use and can tolerate machine washing and tumble drying.
The hand spun appearance means it’s great for re-enactment projects and anything that needs to have a home spun, rustic feel.
The yarn can be dyed to heathery, mottled shades due to the marled twist. Use cold water dyes or natural dyes for authentic coloured yarns.
Linen makes a particularly good weaving yarn in both the warp and weft for all types of loom and to add a decorative, rustic look. Make mats, runners, wall-hangings.
Braids, tassels, knotting and macramé are very successful. Also useful as a general “string” around the house or garden, though will eventually discolour and rot over time with long exposure to the sun. Excellent when crocheted into tough, strong bags and vessels that will last for years.
Beading, Braidmaking, Crocheting, Dyeing, Embroidery, Knitting, Knotting, Macrame, Tapestry Weaving, Tasselmaking, Weaving
WHY SHOULD I BUY IT?
An unusual, versatile yarn at a great price.
|Main Fibre Content||Linen|
|Price Per 100g||£2.99|
|Crafts Suitable For||Braidmaking, Crocheting, Jewellery Making, Knitting, Knotting, Lacemaking, Macrame, Rugmaking, Tapestry Weaving, Tasselmaking, Weaving|
|Gauge or Tension||Knit on 3.25mm pins to a tension of 28 stitches and 36 rows for a 10cm square|
|Yarn Count||Approx Resultant 10/4nm|
|Wraps Per Inch (WPI)||18|
|When It's Gone It's Gone||Yes|
|Washing Instructions||Gentle Hand Wash, Machine Wash at 30⁰, Do Not Wring, Dry Flat, Can Be Tumble Dried, Medium Iron, Iron Under Damp Cloth|
|Thickness or Size||No|