Linen: From Flax Seed to Woven Cloth
by Linda Heinrich (9780764334665)

Linen: From Flax Seed to Woven Cloth
 
Linda Heinrich
Release Date: 20 August 2010
Format: Hardback
Pages: 256
Publisher: Schiffer Publishing
ISBN: 9780764334665
ISBN-10: 0764334662



Follow the saga of this remarkable fibre from seed to woven fabric. Learn about flax cultivation, processing and spinning, natural and synthetic dyeing, and weaving and finishing linen cloth. 233 colour photos and 156 black and white photos and drawings reveal the characteristics of linen and emphasize its practical use. An inspirational chapter includes 15 articles by Canadian and American weavers and photographs of the artists works. Throughout youll enjoy folklore and historical information, including the use of linen by the ancient Egyptians, a history of Irish linen, and linens status in todays world of fibre and fashion. The story of linen is timeless and fascinating. AUTHOR: Linda Heinrich has a Master Weavers Certificate from the Guild of Canadian Weavers. She has researched flax and linen throughout Britain and northern Europe, lectured, and taught weaving workshops in Canada and the United States. SELLING POINTS: Linen: crisp, cool, & elegant Formulas for over 200 colours from fibre-reactive dyes Discussion of yarn characteristics & sets ILLUSTRATIONS 233 colour & 156 b/w photographs *

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