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Honest Yarn - Naturally Dyed Organic Linen - Sport - Fern


Our Linen Honest Yarn shows the raw beauty of Belgian flax, spun in Bengal. It offers a wonderful buttery hand and the exceptional weight and presence that only linen can give. This line is also being offered in special wholesale lots.

Linen is one of the more challenging fibres to dye naturally, especially to dye well. But we feel we've nailed it. Beautiful rich jewel-like tones that are both deep and even. Lighter colours that are consistent, level, and delicate without being weak. Colours that are as satisfying to work with as the act of creating.

Fibre Type: 100% Linen

Colour: Fern (Myrobalan / Kasheem - Dark) Lot No. L124

*Kasheem is iron water using a traditional recipe of fermenting scrap iron, date palm sugar and chickpea flour. It reacts with tannins to create greys & blacks. 

Sport 16 / 4 ply — Approx. 100g / 241m (264yd)

A heavier weight. Project suggestions include a market bag, draped summer sweaters, spring top, woven dish towels. Needle Size: 3.25mm - 3.75mm (US 3-5) / Gauge: 24 sts / 4” on 3.5mm (US 4). Weaving EPI: Approx 12.

Care Instructions: Hand wash in cool water. To protect the natural dyes you absolutely must use a pH neutral liquid detergent. Roll in a towel to remove excess water and hang to dry. 

Recommended detergents: Ecos, Eucalan, or a mild liquid detergent no higher than pH 7


Honest Yarns are available in 5 weights - see the entire collection here.


Why Honest Yarns? After years of working with artisan weavers and knitters, Maiwa has developed its own line of yarns. These yarns are everything we have been looking for in a spun fibre. 

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