Laundered Linen Bundles
A bundle of beautiful bouncy European laundered linen!
Perfect for making the Modern Rice Pouch Kit, masks, Hand-Sewn Needle Book, patchwork, napkins, drawstring bags, etc.
Available in two sizes:
- Small Sampler -- 9" x 11" pieces
- Fat Quarter Sampler -- 18" x 22" pieces
The matching thread shown is Nordiska vintage linen floss in the following colors, shown top to bottom: 282 (green), 316 (goodnight blue), 228 (pomelo), 206 and 204 (ginger), and 237 (maud).
It is produced in small batches in Eastern Europe where there is a strong heritage of spinning and weaving linen fabric. It is woven in a mill run on green energy and is Oeko-Tex certified.
- 100% linen
- 185gsm or 5.5oz.
- Wash at 30 degrees with a non bio detergent. Do not tumble. Shake out and dry flat. Linen will always seize up after washing but as soon as you start to use it the fibers relax again.
- Bright light may cause fading.
- This linen is Oeko-Tex certified.
More about linen:
Linen is naturally stain resistant, does not pile, and is moth repellent. It is easy to wash as it can sustain high temperatures, is has very little if no shrinkage and is very strong.
It is anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, hypo allergenic and thermoregulating, it will also absorb up 20% moisture before feeling damp.
Flax is a strong plant best grown in northern Europe. It needs little or no fertilizers and due to the local climate, little extra water. It doesn’t really require many pesticides either as it can grow in poor quality soil. The Advisory Commission Report to the European Parliament stated that flax cultivation has positive effects on eco-system diversity as it allows for an “environmental pause”. One hectare of flax can retain 3.7 tonnes of CO2. Every part of the plant is used, what isn’t used to produce linen can be used to make linseed oil, paper, cattle feed or even soap.
Linen is therefore almost naturally organic. It is completely biodegradable, recyclable and due to its natural absorbency, it requires less dye than cotton. Linen therefore scores high on the ecological chart.