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30 August – 11 September 2016
Warp: 16/1 Wet spun linen
Weft: 16/1 Wet spun linen
Weft inlay: Hand spun bleached tow flax
Size: 40 cm x 40 cm
“Kukka” Flower is woven in a traditional Finnish style transparency weave structure called “Kuultokudos” (Shimmer Weave). The fragile texture of the fine linen background and delicately placed pattern inlay allow for a changing interaction of light and space, creating a fine ethereal sight. Fabulous simple elegance.
Transparency weaves are thought to have originated in Japan or Scandinavian countries. Transparencies became popular in Finland in the early 1900’s and were woven for use as sheer window curtains. In the 1970’s, interior designers used transparencies to create large free-hanging room dividers or wall hangings.
These handwoven Finnish style Sauna towels are made from high quality and heavy weight linen yarns imported from Finland. Flax one of the Bast fibres, has been used for towels for many centuries. Because Linen (flax) is spun from the inner core of the flax plant, it is able to absorb water, even from the air. On dry days, linen can feel a bit rough , but on more humid days, linen becomes soft and smooth to the touch.
Linen towels improve with age. The sauna towels can be machine washed and ironed while damp. When you first get the towel wash it in fairly hot water (60 degrees) This will help to soften the fibre. For future washing, use a cooler temperature. Linen doesn’t like a lot of heat so machine drying is not recommended.
Warp: 100% pure linen in traditional twill weave in your choice of natural flax and semi-bleached shades or in varied stripes of natural and bleached linen.
100% Pure Linen Sauna Towel
approx 80 cm x 150 cm
You may place an order for a custom made sauna towel through my Etsy shop.
Or contact me if you have any questions.
Please note that all custom orders require a 50% non-refundable deposit. This is to cover the cost of the yarns should you change your mind.