flax-yarn-mobile-1024x683 Flax Yarn

Our yarn & twine is made from 100% flax fibers. It is widely used in all kinds of products.

The fine flax yarn is usually referred to as „linen“. It is used in all kinds of textile products ranging from rugs and curtains to luxury clothing. It can also be used in luxury sheets and bedding production.

The thicker yarn, which is usually called twine, can be used in the meat industry, upholstery industry, produce farms, packing, and more. 

What about flax yarn material?

Linen yarn is spun from the long & short fibers found just behind the bark in the multi-layer stem of the flax plant (Linum and Usitatissimum). 

In order to retrieve the fibers from the plant, the woody stem and the inner pith (called pectin), which holds the fibers together in a clump, must be rotted away

While the flax plant is not difficult to grow, it flourishes best in cool, humid climates and within moist, well-plowed soil.

The process for separating the flax fibers from the plant’s woody stock is laborious and painstaking and must be done in an area where labor is plentiful and relatively inexpensive.

Flax seeds are one of the oldest crops. There are two types, brown and golden, which are equally nutritious

  • Calories: 37

  • Protein: 1.3 grams

  • Carbs: 2 grams

  • Fiber: 1.9 grams

  • Total fat: 3 grams

  • Saturated fat: 0.3 grams

  • Monounsaturated fat: 0.5 grams

  • Polyunsaturated fat: 2.0 grams

  • Omega-3 fatty acids: 1,597 mg

  • Vitamin B1: 8% of the RDI

  • Vitamin B6: 2% of the RDI

  • Folate: 2% of the RDI

  • Calcium: 2% of the RDI

  • Iron: 2% of the RDI

  • Magnesium: 7% of the RDI

  • Phosphorus: 4% of the RDI

  • Potassium: 2% of the RDI

The stage of turning flax fibers into linen yarn

The long fibers that are broken loose from the flax straw during scutching are refined and prepared for spinning in the hackling phase.

This process is especially important for spinning. The scutched flax is guided through combs on the hackling machine, separating and mechanically refining the fiber bundle. If irregularities occur in the sliver, they cannot be removed later during spinning.

By laying the ends of the bundle on top of one another, a sliver is formed and pulled through needle comb panels, Repeated doubling and stretching creates a uniform fiber tape.

This is then processed on the pre-spinning machine to create a spun roving thread that is as fine as possible, It is then further processed on the spinning machine.

Fine linen thread needs to be spun wet. Only coarse thread from tow can be spun dry, and medium-rough thread must be spun semi-wet.

The plant glues that adhere the individual fibers are softened due to the moisture, The thread becomes smoother and more uniform than that of dry or semi-wet spun flax thread.

In wet spinning, the roving is passed through a hot water bath before passing through the drafting system

Also, flax cannot be completely evenly spun. Linen thread is typically bumpy and fuzzy, giving linen its unique character.
For warp thread, however, the linen must be spun thin and as smooth as possible.

During weaving, the warp yarn is affected by the loom. Any bumps or nubs on the yarn carry the risk of it breaking.

Therefore, only the finest bast of the uppermost part of the stalk is used for warp thread and spun wet with high thread twists.

This enormous amount of care and effort explains why fine-threaded linen, in which both the warp and weft are made of linen, is more expensive than half-linen or other textiles.

Raw Material Types:

  • Long Flax (L.F)
  • Machine Two (MT)
  • Arrous – Rescutched two (RT)
  • Flax Dolls
  • Short Fibers

All of the raw material products can be exported in their raw condition without any manufacturing, or in the following forms:

Spools: 4″, 6″, 8″, 10″ spools of yarn up to customer’s request.

Balls: various sizes of flax yarn balls. The weight of balls is up to the customer’s demand up to 5000 gm.