Sunday, June 5, 2016

The Difference Between Flax Fiber and Linen Fiber

Posted by : DIY Shatnez Lab | Date : 5:03 PM | Category :
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Although linen is derived from the flax plant, the linen fiber is a more refined fiber than the coarse flax fiber.  I'm going to show you different pictures that contrast between a coarse flax fiber and a more refined linen fiber.

Coarser Flax Fiber Showing Cross Nodes
Finer Linen Fiber Showing Cross Nodes Taken from Embroidery Thread
160X Finer Linen Fiber showing Cross Nodes from Linen Fabric
160X Finer Linen Fiber showing Cross Nodes from Linen Fabric
Mixture of Coarse Flax and Refined Linen Fibers in the Same Fabric