04 January 2012

Be Linen Movie 2

BE LINEN MOVIE 2 from Benoit MILLOT on Vimeo.

More about flax and it's potential in this short film.

The fabrics shown in this film make me want to work with linen again, right away. I used linen in some of my textile sculpture and found that even with 100 % linen in plain weave there can be huge differences in it's quality and feel. It's a fascinating material, I love it's unique strength and performance as well as it's natural unevenness that reminds you that the fibre is grown, not manufactured.

Flax is one of the oldest fibers used for making textiles. Dyed flax fibers found in a prehistoric cave in Georgia suggest that wild flax was woven into linen fabrics 36,000 years ago. It's ecological and versatile qualities could also make it the fibre of the future.