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VÄXBO is a small linen mill located in Sweden, north of Stockholm near the Baltic coast. They run a traditional mill - spinning quality linen yarns in natural, white and 17 lovely colors, and then weaving those yarns into exquisite fabrics. At left is the mill, in late March.

At right is the salesroom showing a beautifully color keyed display of yarn and fabric.

The Woolgatherers currently imports VÄXBO linen yarns in12/1 AND 20/1. We carry the 19 colors in both 12/1 and 20/1.

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Yarn weights: 20/1

6000 yd/lb

12/1 3600 yd/lb

Lovely top quality linen yarn. ALL YARNS ARE WETSPUN LINE FLAX.

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Vaxbo has redone their color palette. For those who work in neutral and natural color ranges, there is now a wonderful white to black spectrum encompassing silver, blue grey, graphite and black - and these will work with the Grey Matter colors from Lunatic Fringe. Dark brown and olive green and natural have been augmented with Umbra.
  Suitable for weaving, fine knitting, stitching.
20/1 available in 1/2 bleach, unbleached AND 19 beautiful colors Both weights strong enough for warp.
12/1 available in 1/2 bleach, unbleached AND 19 beautiful colors 20/1 - sett around 40 epi for tabby
Put up on 250g mini cones. Best quality. SUITABLE FOR WARP! 12/1 - sett around 30 epi for tabby
These yarns are perfect as weft to complement a fine mercerized cotton warp.  
 
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VÄXBO PRICES
20/1 approx. 3300 yds per cone UNBLEACHED 250g $22.00
  1/2 BLEACH 250g $25.25
  COLORS 250g $29.25
       
12/1 approx. 2000 yds per cone COLORS 250g

$28.00

       
ADDITIONAL LINEN YARN
From Finland      
WETSPUN LINE LINEN      
       
16/1 approx. 2300 yds per cone UNBLEACHED 250g $21.50
16/1 1/2 BLEACHED 250g $24.50
12/1 approx. 2000 yds per cone UNBLEACHED 250G $20.50
12/1 1/2 BLEACHED 250G $24.00
8/1 approx. 1200 yds per cone UNBLEACHED 250g $20.50
8/1 1/2 BLEACHED 250g $24.00
       
From Belgium      
Wetspun 2-ply linen      
       
16/2 approx. 2400 yards per pound Natural 1 pound $45.00
16/2 Half Bleach 1 pound $47.00
16/2 Black 1 pound $54.00
20/2 approx. 3000 yards per pound Half Bleach 1 pound $45.00
20/2 Black 1 pound $54.00
40/2 approx. 6000 yards per pound Natural 1 pound $45.00
40/2 Half Bleach 1 pound $47.00
       
       
From Finland      
Half dryspun - more grip for open weaves      
8/1 approx. 2400 yards per pound Natural 250g $19.00
       
       
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Information about Linen

All linen yarn is line linen and wetspun unless otherwise noted.

Linen yarn numbers represent LEA notation. One LEA is 300 yards. The yarn number (as a single) represents that number times 300 yards as the amount of yarn in a pound. That is also the number of meters in 500g (half a kilogram).

Our linen yarns are on cones, not tubes

 

HEMP

 

500g cone - $25.00Lovely natural color, smooth, strong - just the thing for that rustic look of farmhouse towels.

We are now stocking following weights

16/1, 16/2, 16/3, 16/6

The yarn also refers to a 10Nm designation - this means that the single thread has 10,000 meters per kilogram. 16/1 means 4800 yards per pound. Half a kilogram would have 5,000 neters, So the numbering systems are readily interchangeable.

16/1 is used the same as 16/1 linen - works well with 16/2 or 20/2 cotton, 16/1 or 12/1 linen. If used carefully or sized would also be suitable for warp. 16/3 is for heavier toweling and runners. 16/3 and 16/6 are use as cordage or for craft projects.

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16/1

Definitely suitable as warp.

Ca. 5000 yards on 500g cone Cone $25.

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16/2

Ca. 2500 yards on 500g cone. Cone $25.00

16/2 is a substitute for 16/2 or 8/1 linen - works well with 8/2, 10/2 or 12/2 cotton, 8/1 or 16/2 linen, or 8/2 cottolin.
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Towel using 10/2 mercerized cotton as warp and decorative colors (Tubular Spectrum from Lunatic Fringe) and 1/2 bleach VÄXBO linen - 12/1. Sett 30 epi, pattern is a simple goose eye twill.

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Runners using VÄXBO 12/1 linen for both warp and weft. Sett 40 epi, 8-shaft turned twill blocks.

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Damask runner - 20/2 cotton warp, 60 epi with VÄXBO 20/1 colored linen as weft.

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Napkins - 16-shaft broken twill. 20/2 cotton warp, 50 epi with VÄXBO 20/1 colored linen weft.

Matching damask tablecloth(below), using 10/2 mercerized cotton warp - 40 epi - and 12/1 colored VÄXBO linen. Both cotton yarns from UKI.

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