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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 in 8/1, 12/1 and 20/1. We carry the 17 colors in both 12/1 and 20/1. 8/1 is currently available only in unbleached and bleached, however, we are con-sidering carrying colors in the 8/1 as well.

VAX
Yarn weights: 20/1 16/1 12/1 8/1

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

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 Project Ideas:

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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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  Suitable for weaving, fine knitting, stitching.
20/1 available in 1/2 bleach, unbleached AND 17 beautiful colors Both weights strong enough for warp.
12/1 available in 1/2 bleach, unbleached AND 17 beautiful colors 20/1 - sett around 40 epi for tabby
16/1 and 8/1 available in unbleached and 1/2 bleach 16/1 - sett aroung 35 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. 8/1 - sett aroung 20 epi for tabby
 
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20/1 approx. 3300 yds per cone UNBLEACHED $22.00
  1/2 BLEACH $25.25
  COLORS $29.25
12/1

approx. 2000 yds per cone

UNBLEACHED $20.50
  1/2 BLEACH $24.00
  COLORS

$28.00

16/1 approx. 2300 yds per cone UNBLEACHED $21.50
16/1 BLEACHED $24.50
8/1 approx. 1200 yds per cone UNBLEACHED $20.50
8/1 BLEACHED $24.00
   
   
   
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Photos from the VÄXBO mill, March 2009.

Left, the wet spinning machine for spinning the yarn. Dyeing is done in a local dye house.

Weaving on the British dobby loom - note the pegged wooden lage.

 
   

ADDITIONAL LINEN YARN

 
   

From Belgium:

 

 

 

16/2 half bleach

Smooth, strong, works out to substitute for an 8/1 linen

 

$47.00

16/2 Natural

Same as above in Natural gray

 

$45.00

20/2 half bleach

Same as 16/2, just a bit finer – makes good substitute for 10/1

 

$47.00

40/2 half bleach

Nice yarn – suitable for warp, yet very fine – use 20/1 for weft for more sheen

 

$47.00

40/2 Natural gray

Same as above in Natural Gray

 

$45.00

   
   
   

HEMP

 
   

NEW!

 

As seen in VAV - 4/2012 - Romanian hemp. The real old-fashioned wetspun, long fiber "farm" hemp.

500g cone - $25.00

 

Lovely natural color, smooth, strong - just the thing for that rustic look of farmhouse towels.

 

We are now stocking 2 weights -

 

16/1 and 16/2

 

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.

 

YCa. 5000 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.

Definitely suitable as warp.

TCa. 2500 yards on 500g cone.

Cone $25.00