From Flax to Fabric: how linen is made

As I dove into the next round of development for my pillows, I needed a lot of advice about the best linen to use for different production processes (I'll tell you more about that later) and where to find the gorgeous linen (hint; it comes from this field of flax) I have in mind, not only for pillows, but for other pieces I'm starting to imagine. Who better to contact than Judy Ross, founder and creator of Judy Ross Textiles in New York.

A long time fan of her work, I emailed Judy asking for a quick interview with her to learn about her creative and sourcing process. We had a wonderful conversation (thank you, Judy!) which had me re-inspired (if that's a word) and dedicated to elevating and expanding my products.

On her tips and insight, I came across this video which, I'm not ashamed to admit, I watched three times (I'm a sucker for a good little educational video). It might not be enthralling enough for popcorn for you, but still, check it out and see this beautiful flax plant transformed into the fiber we call linen.

Linen production process from Libeco Lagae on Vimeo.

To see all of Judy's beautiful offerings click this image and go to her website.


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