As long as we’re introducing new blog features like Digital Release Thursdays, I’m going claim Fabric Fridays. I thought this would give us a chance to talk about various fabric and fibers. And maybe it will help me to remember what day of the week it actually is. (Who would have thought I’d still have a problem with that?)
A couple of years ago I wrote a series of posts for the BurdayStyle blog about various fabric and fibers. I was thinking about that series recently, and I thought it might be useful to have some of that information available on the Oliver + S blog, too. So if you read that series, some of these upcoming posts may sound familiar. But I’m planning to expand on what I did earlier and to include some other ideas, too.
To kick things off, here’s a video showing the steps of harvesting and preparing flax for weaving. I think it’s so interesting and honestly had no idea that so many steps were involved in the process.
Next on our weekday series? Tool Tuesday! (You think I’m kidding, don’t you?)
P.S. Those of you looking for linen, I highly recommend Gray Lines Linen here in New York, with great prices and a wide variety of weights and colors. They can send swatches, too!
Update: Thanks to Katie for providing a link in the comments to this video on how linen is manufactured today. I haven’t had time to watch the whole thing yet, but it looks great!