Linen IS Evenweave

Jean says she is on a soapbox here, but I think it’s worthy of a bigger discussion. Here are some key takeaways:

  1. Evenweave means the warp and the weft have the same number of strands.
  2. See Colour and Cotton’s Guide to Fabric Types before continuing. Good to know.
  3. Aunt Kelley didn’t know this about linen so much thanks to Jean!
  4. 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!
  5. 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!

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