Skein #20 Flax Fine, Medium or Thick Even Three Ply Yarn

70.5 m 28 g 2500 m/kg
7.5 w/cm 19 w/in
Size Determination: Medium


Reason for choice of this sample
This line flax is easily available


Preparation for spinning
Combed with a wool card and wrapped in a towel

Equipment used
Wool card, flyer spinning wheel, drop spindle

Type of spinning
Short forward draft

Direction of Twist

Number of plies

Washed and blocked

Suggested uses
This yarn can be used for rug weft or for coarse fabrics like sacking. It should be sized before using as warp. It can also be used as household or garden twine. The poor quality of available fiber limits the uses for handspun linen yarns.


Maximum 54 points

Examiner 1: 35
Examiner 2: 36

Pretty much the same as before, even about being balanced. I'm wondering if the problem is that it was spun in California and inspected in North Carolina. I've seen stuff hang straight downtown but turn an hour later in the other side of the city's fog. Examiner 1 was hoping I'd do a fine 3-ply but by the time I got to this, I was running out of both time and flax. I had to re-do several of these skeins in addition to many samples. And I had nearly a kilo of it to start with.