Jean says she is on a soapbox here, but I think it’s worthy of a bigger discussion. Here are some key takeaways:
- Evenweave means the warp and the weft have the same number of strands.
- See Colour and Cotton’s Guide to Fabric Types before continuing. Good to know.
- Aunt Kelley didn’t know this about linen so much thanks to Jean!
- Now, I want to be clear neither I nor Jean are trying to control the conversation. She is very careful in the way she phrases things especially since she is a teacher. The way a language evolves is up to the community at large. Even if we know what evenweave means according to weavers, we all still understand what a cross-stitcher means when they say that their linen is uneven!
- Check out Jean’s video for even more info on evenweave.
Jean of Jean Farish Needleworks started a Flosstube in August, but she has been designing and teaching since 1981. Her channel has gained almost 5,000 subscribers since her first YouTube video. Her popularity seems to have a lot to do with the mini-tutorials she includes in her videos. In this one, she explains that linen can also be an evenweave and what evenweave really means!