Flax and Linen

Nature’s blue wonder

Flax, with its distinctive blue flowers, has been cultivated since time immemorial. Up to 200 years ago it was customary to plant flax around one’s farm so that it could be harvested and processed into linen. Indeed, many linen articles in a girl’s bottom drawer lasted well into the next generation. Linen was universally appreciated well into the 18th century in Europe. It was then gradually ousted by cotton, the thread of which was easier and cheaper to produce. Nowadays, flax and linen have made a real comeback for many different uses.

Let yourself be inspired by linen’s fascinating history!