VINTAGE YARN FOR HEIRLOOM STITCHING
Linladan is Swedish for flax barn:
the threads we have on this website is from flax grown and spun in the heart of Sweden's textile industrial area in the 1960's. As the factory closed down, the remaining yarn was hidden away in a haberdashery stockroom for decades.
We're still researching the story of this yarn, hoping to write it here and on the blog as it unfolds. Although we will add threads from other parts of the world when stumble upon some, the purpose of this website is to present the Swedish yarn Linblomman (The Flax Flower).
An old Scandinavian proverb tells "Ull blir mull och lin blir gull",
(Wool becomes dust, flax becomes gold) and we have found the latter to be true: linen stays beautiful and strong, ready for stitching now or in 50 years.
Our webshop is HERE
Update April: A busy month ahead with travels to Belgium, France and Edinburgh: shipping dates will be 4th, 6th, 11th, 13th, 17th and 25th of April. If you have an urgent order, please mail and we will do our best to help.
To everyone who visited Selvedge Spring Fair
in The Assembly Rooms in Bath on the 25th of March: many many thanks for this lovely event. We hope to visit next year again!
Coming 2017 fairs:
21st Bookbinders´ Fair
Belgium, Sint Niklaas, April 9th
Pour l'Amour du Fil
France, Nantes, April 19th to 23rd
The Knitting & Stitching Show
Edinburgh April 27th to 30th
SIT select, Stroud, May 21-22
The Contemporary Craft Fair, Bovey Tracey, 9-11 June
Festival of Quilts, Birmingham NEC, August
Dublin Knitting & Stitching Show, November