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Linen for Lamp Shades

The flax plant fibers have been used by humans for many thousands of years.
It is grown for its fine strong lengthy fibers and for its healthy seeds and oil.
Hand harvested flax is higher quality due to pulling the plant up by the roots resulting in longer fibers.
Flax fibers are later dressed to removed hard parts of the stalk then grouped into bundles.
The bundled fibers are then spun into threads much like wool and cotton in preparation for weaving into fabric.

Flowering Flax Plants:
Flowering Flax Plants

Spinning Flax Fibers:
Spinning Flax Fibers