Linen is one of the more challenging fibres to dye naturally, especially to dye well. But we feel Maiwa has nailed it. Beautiful rich jewel-like tones that are both deep and even. Lighter colours that are consistent, level, and delicate without being weak. Colours that are as satisfying to work with as the act of creating.
Maiwa Linen Honest Yarn shows the raw beauty of Belgian flax, spun in Bengal. It offers a wonderful buttery hand and the exceptional weight and presence that only linen can give.
Unit Size Lace 33 / 4 ply Weight - Approx. 100g
Content: 100% Linen
Yardage: 455m (498yd)
Suggested Sett: 12 - 20 epi
The Following is from Maiwa 2016 publication: Revisiting A Quiet Manifesto for the Preservation of Craft.
"Thirty years ago Charllotte Kwon formed a company and opened a shop. The shop was located in a new community of artisans that had formed on Granville Island, Vancouver, Canada. The island, through its concentration of fine artists, printers, bookbinders, papermakers, potters, theatres, retailers, students, and industry, redefined itself as the cultural heart of Vancouver. The company was called Maiwa. In Cantonese and Mandarin maiwa is a word used to name the language through which art speaks. Maiwa: beautiful language."