This long flax is great for Spinning, Fly tying, and various other crafts. This flax has been retted into a long natural flax colored fiber. It is a finer flax than the medium dew retted flax we also carry here at Mielke’s Fiber Arts, and has a 10 – 14 inch staple length. The long length means that the spun yarn will be far smoother than a similar yarn spun with shorter fibers. This is a challenging preparation to spin – we recommend experience with flax before taking it on!
This flax comes straight from the historic flax-producing regions of Europe, processed in an ecologically sound manner in a fourth-generation family-run mill.
Flax (linen once it’s in fabric form) gets better with use. As you use the fiber it softens and lightens in color. Known for it’s durability, it’s been a favorite of family heirlooms for ages.