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From Flax Flower To Fitted Sheet: How is linen made?

Ever wondered how your sumptuously soft linen sheets started out? Or where your favourite summer linen shirt began its journey?

The story starts with the delicate flax flower that has been grown for thousands of years and whose by-products have been put to a diverse range of uses, from bank notes to cattle feed and dyes to cosmetics. So, how does the humble flax turn into a fitted sheet?

We’ll show you how:

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You can read more about the history of linen here.

 

(Images via: irishgenealogy.com,tristan forward,Skoch3, arts-brighton.ac.uk, linenme.com)