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.
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We will be joining one last fair of the year on December 2:
Selvedge Winter Fair in Bloomsbury, London.