Linen Fabrics

Linen fabric is a natural product that is friendly to person’s health and gentle to the skin. It lets your skin breathe and has special abilities to cool during hot summer days and warm in wintertime.

We produce 100% linen and half-linen (linen/cotton), washed and non-washed fabrics.
Our fabrics can be of natural (grey) linen colour, bleached, woven from coloured yarns or piece dyed. We offer dozens of fabrics, from plainly coloured to checked, striped, otherwise patterned and jacquard – all depends on the client’s desires and imagination.

95% of our fabrics are woven from dyed yarns, instead of being woven first and only then dyed. Fabrics manufactured this way are of much higher quality and more in-demand; colours and the overall look of it are way more desirable than of fabrics dyed after weaving.

Some of our fabrics undergo special treatments (chemical or mechanical softening, sanforization) to make them much softer, less stiff and shrink-resistant.

Regular fabric width is either 150cm or 180cm, but there are several fabrics that can be as wide as 50cm (for towels) or 280cm (for bed sheets). The weight of fabrics:

  • 100% linen – from 87g/m up to 320g/m
  • Half linen (linen/cotton) – from 110g/m up to 250g/m

We update our collection of fabrics every season according to the latest home textile and apparel trends and tendencies.

Some of our linen fabrics could be found in e-store Linen Fashion.

Soft linen fabric in bluish green checks. Produced by AB Siulas, Lithuania

LINEN FABRICS' JOURNEY – OUR EVERYDAY`S LIFE, WORK, PASSION AND LOVE

Can You ever imagine how linen is made ?
We are happy to make this small presentation of our linen production from flax to a fabric and open the doors of our most authentic flax mill. It was founded in 1928 and is located in the very north of Lithuania in the beautiful Astravas palace surroundings.

So, let`s come, be the first to experience it !

A few words about the flax plant itself – it is one of the oldest cultivated plants in human history, most pretty true-blue flowering annual plant, just for one growing season.From seed-planting, it is ready to be harvested in about a hundred days.

Linen spinning, linen fiber selection - AB Siulas
How linen is made - flax heckling - AB Siulas

Before it comes to our mill, the flax is being harvested, retted, dried and scutched. We are buying already scutched flax and then passing it through further production stages. First, the flax goes through the hackling machines, by pulling the flax through the combs, where it splits and straightens the flax fibers, as well as removing the fibrous core and impurities. The fibers that come off on the hackle are bundled to provide a lower quality product, they are called hackled tow yarns. We are working only with the long fibers, what ensures the most finest and highest quality of the yarns. After the hackling process, the fibers are passing some more stages of spinning preparation, such as doubling, 3 processes of drawing frames, where the sliver is being pulled and made thinner and thinner. Then to the roving frame. The roving is being either bleached or boiled, depending on what is needed for production. After bleaching the roving will become white, after boiling – will remain in natural color. That is the final step for going into the spinning department.

We are using wet spinning in our production, so the water and humidity is everywhere there! We are proud still to have the spinning process in our production and hands, what let us ensure the quality control from the very beginning.

Hope the specific production words are not too complicated for You ☺ , if not, so let`s follow further. After the spinning, the yarns are still wet, so they are going straight to the drying cabin. Next step is the winding process, where the yarns from the small spools are wound on the large bobbins, prepared for weaving or dyeing processes.

Our strength and advantage are linen fabrics woven from dyed yarns. White yarns are being dyed yet in 146 colors! All the colors are developed at our place, so we are happy to offer to our clients as much as possible color shades versions, which allows us to create an incredibly wide range of mixes, solid colors and designs played with different colors. The result is really amazing, as by replacing the colors, You can get a totally different look, sometimes You can`t even imagine what a surprise it can come out.

Our linen fabrics are so beautiful, thanks to our wonderful Designers team – we have all the different designs, like starting from the simple ones, which are called plain weaves, with as many as possible stripe and check versions, dobby weaves, twill weaves, satin weaves, also combined weaves – like panamas, reps and of course the Jacquards – with floral, geometric, words and any abstract motifs.

Weaving process, linen fabrics, AB Siulas
How linen fabrics are weaved ?
Photo of Linen Fabrics
Various linen fabrics on cones, produced by AB Siulas

But still back to the yarns – after dyeing the yarns, we go to warping preparation – one of the most interesting places of our production, where You can find in one place all the colors of the yarns, as there are prepared beams for the warping. Here stop for a second – before going to the weaving we have to explain what is the warp and what is the weft. This is very important meanings for weaving.

So, the warp – means the yarns which are going vertically into the fabric and the weft – the yarns going horizontally in the fabric. Weaving – producing fabric by interlacing the threads of the weft and the warp on a loom. Totally there are 132 looms – 76 looms are eccentric, 41 looms are dobby and 15 Jacquard looms. Also including, we have 8 big width looms – what allow us to produce big width flax linen fabric, 280cm for bedlinen.

So, with all the production possibilities we can offer the following fabrics :

  • 100% Linen
  • Linen blend (linen + cotton)
  • Also mixes: linen with wool and linen with PES
  • The width of our fabrics can be 50cm, 150cm, 180cm and 280cm
  • Buy linen fabrics by yards or metres
  • All our fabrics can be washed with our special washing technology, which gives to the fabrics soft and nice hand feeling.

Purpose of our flax linen fabric :

  • For clothes
  • For home textile ( bed linen, table linen, kitchen linen, curtains, bath linen, accessories )
  • For handicraft, needlework.

We hope that the presentation was interesting for You, of course, we have touched only the main points of the processes, but of course there are much more details to go more inside, actually, the tour in production could take all day long and more ☺ depending on how curious You are.

But we think that our final result – the beautiful linen fabrics, which come out of all this long and hard work – speak for themselves! They are our best answer, result, and honor!

So don‘t wait and visit our online store and buy the flax linen fabrics. Linen Fashion