"Many rites were performed to make the flax grow long and plentiful: jumping over Midsummer's night fires, ringing church bells on Ascension Day, and running about in the fields on Senseless Thursday (the last Thursday of Carnival). In Yorkshire a man should sit on the bag three times and then face to the east before sowing to ensure a good crop. A few stolen seeds mixed in the bag was believed to help." 

Funk and Wagnalls 
Standard Dictionary of Folklore, Mythology and Legends (1949)

Linladan's stockroom is in Southville, Bristol, and can be visited if booked in advance. 
We have many Scandinavian mid century threads and textiles for sale, and will be happy to show, or find if you are looking for anything in particular. 
Some wholesale is available for stores and companies. 

Welcome to send an email to linladan.embroidery (at) or call Tanja at +44(0)7498734166 between 9am and 12 noon, weekdays.