HNW - Re: Linen evenweave? or cotton?

Mike Newell 72123.411 at
Tue May 11 08:50:19 PDT 1999

Dear  Mairi:

< When spun flax is round like any other thread. After weaving, if only
just washed it will stay round.  But, if calandered, that is rolled between
hot rollers nowadays or pressed with a hot glass ball in the old days, the
threads flatten out and fill up more space.>

Thank you for explaining this! I've seen flax processed in various stages
(mostly at historic 18th century homes/crafts fairs) I didn't  know about

- --Kathryn
SCA:  Kathryn Goodwyn
"too many centuries...too little time"
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