Ruskin Lace
with
Elizabeth Prickett

Glenshee Evenweave Linen

I am delighted to reveal the reintroduction of Glenshee Linen after a number of years of non-availability to the U.K. market; this is again being manufactured by a Scottish weaver with a long standing knowledge and affinity of the flax fibre, commissioned to my specification as sole UK distributor.  Anyone who can remember this fabric pre 1990's will need no introduction to its evenly woven full-bodied texture from which long lengths of thread could be withdrawn without disintegrating.

The main feature of Glenshee linen is that it is woven using a folded yarn (2 ply) helping to give the fabric a stable web, making it very suitable for many needlecrafts, including Ruskin Lace For which it had been used since the 1920's; Hardanger Work, Counted Cross-Stitch, Drawn Fabric Work, Counted thread Work, Casalquidi Style Work, Black Work, and any other form of needlework that requires an evenly woven grid.  It can also be used for many other forms of surface embroidery.

The two shades currently available (as shown below) but it is hoped that other shades will follow.  Please contact Fobbles along with your postal address to receive an actual example.

Cream

 

Stone

 

Glenshee Evenweave Linen
UK Distributor:

Fobbles

Embroidery & Needlecraft
Gubbergill, Holmrook
Cumbria
CA19 1YQ

019467 24764
[email protected]
www.fobbles.co.uk

               

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