History: Flax is often considered the oldest fiber used in the Western world. Remnants have been found in excavations at the historic lake regions in Switzerland, which date back to 10,000BC. By 4000BC Egyptians were cultivating and harvesting flax as ancient wall carving show. Even the word flax meant "very useful fiber" in Latin.
Synopsis: Fabrics made of flax and flax blends underscore naturalness. The yarns and fabrics deliver good breathe ability and hygroscopic properties giving them the ability to "stay cool" and dry to the touch. Flax's pilling property is greater than cotton and delivers better breaking strength over wool, cotton and silk and offers natural antimicrobial properties. The more linen blends are washed the smoother and softer they become.
YARNS AVAILABLE (only in blends):
Open End2.5Ne to 13Ne.
This is only a partial listing of Patrick Yarns comprehensive spinning capabilities. Please consult a Patrick Yarns sales representative to help engineer yarns to your unique requirements and specifications.
Disclaimer: The preceding information is for reference only. There are no implied or written warranties concerning the use or properties of soybean protein fibers or yarns. Each customer should evaluate the yarns for their own specific end use to determine their effectiveness.