VINTAGE YARN FOR HEIRLOOM STITCHING
PLEASE NOTE: Our next shipping date for all orders is Thursday 31/5.
If you would like to reserve anything, please order it as usual and we'll post it 1st class on the 31st. You can also send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and note what you would like to reserve. Pre-orders for Neon, Pastel and Flora & Fauna are welcome!
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
We will be joining the following fairs in 2018:
The Contemporary Craft Festival, Bovey Tracey, June
Thread festival in Farnham Maltings
, June 30th
The Festival of Quilts, Birmingham, August