UF36 Linen Homespun Bag
17 x 22 inches
This bag is 22 inches selvedge to selvedge on a piece of fabric that runs 34 inches long. Natural homespun linen was a New England fabric. It would take two years to make this, starting with planting the seed needed to make the flax for the linen. There are many gauges of linen thread. The finer gauge would be used for sheets and table cloths. The heavier gauges were used for bags, such as this one, or weaving with wool to make a Linsey Woolsey quilt.