From field to fibre, from yarn to fabric, the making of linen tells a fascinating story.
After harvest, the flax is tied together in large bales and taken to the mill to extract the fibre from the straw, known as scutching, which is when the first quality of the flax is assessed.
The best quality fabrics require long fibres to make the finest yarns, and the scuthing stage will influence the ratio of long fibres versus short fibres.
Shorter fibres, known as tows, are usually used to produce low count yarns. Long flax fibres, regarded as the noble part of the plant, make exquisite fabrics, and their high value is carried out to the end-product.
That said, choices like this are why our linen has been critic-approved, customer-adored for over 15 years, and why our bed linen collection, an “evergreen” for The Linen Works, comes with a 50-year warranty.
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What are the most familiar embodiments of home? Is it a place or a feeling? For most of us, home is where we rest, find comfort and safety, feel welcome and nourished. Another essential aspect of feeling at home is understanding and honouring the traditions and roots of the objects in our home.
Each day, we express our relationship with the natural world by choosing what we buy and wear. We believe it is more important than ever to get to know brands before making a choice. Here are some notes so you can get to know us better. We will be thrilled to hear from you if you have any questions.
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