Author Linda Heinrich published “The Magic of Linen: Flax Seed to Woven Cloth” in 1992. This priceless reference on linen has been out of print and if one could even locate a copy offered for sale, it was generally priced in the hundreds. Now Heinrich has published the long awaited updated version “LINEN: From Flax Seed to Woven Cloth“.
If you have any interest in linen whatsoever, I would highly recommend getting a copy of this in your hands. I have been on a pre-order list since May and just received my copy (publication dates kept getting deferred). I have only glimpsed through the over 200 pages of text, charts, photos (old & new), illustrations, drafts, endnotes, bibliography…. It is enough to take your breath away. I cannot imagine a more complete study of this fiber.