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Fine Swedish Flax Roving


Flax grows naturally to a fiber length of up to 36".  When the uncut fibers are processed and wrapped into a twist it is called a strick.  I love spinning from the strick but it is totally different from spinning anything else.  In order to create flax roving, which many people find easier to spin, the flax fibers must be cut to a shorter length.  The fibers in most flax roving are 4-5" in length.  The fibers that go into this Swedish roving are cut to a much greater length - 10-12".  This means that it spins more like a strick but is still easier to handle.

Source - Vaxbo Linen, Sweden