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Linen - Why is it a good choice for jewelry making? Linen is made out of the fibers from flax plants. Linen is incredibly strong, long lasting, natural, and easy to clean. It dries quickly and does not retain moisture, making it a cool choice for jewelry for hot weather. Linen becomes softer with wash and wear, but rest assured that the linen selected here are already incredibly soft. It is the high fashion natural alternative to hemp cord.
Flax is considered an endangered plant in North America. Efforts are being made in various part of the country to promote growing flax and to process its fibers into linen. Chico Flax, Flax and Linen of Northern California, a local organization, here in Chico California is promoting its culture and harvesting. Learning about the process to go from seeds to yarn gave me an appreciation for ready made linen yarn and braided tape!
From Flax into Linen...
Processing into Fiber
FIL DE LIN - LINEN YARN NEW - from Normandy in France, wet spun in Belgium, and hand dyed in the USA This is a 4-ply linen yarn (16/4) available in natural unbleached, bleached white, and hand dyed in solid and variegated colors. About 0.7 to 1.2 mm in diameter depending on compression on the yarn and dye.
For woven bracelets. For crochet with beads with larger holes. For multi strand bracelets and necklaces by itself, with beads, or mixed with metallic cord, silk and linen tape. Other jewelry applications will need to be tested...
LINEN TAPE NEW - Flat tape braided in a small mill in Japan 3mm wide available in natural unbleached linen, and bleached white. For beaded crochet with beads with larger holes. Mix it with linen yarn for multi strand bracelets and necklaces. Other jewelry applications will need to be tested...