The Glories of Irish Linen
What is the backstory of this revered fabric?
Sometimes the initial effort is the best. Linen, for instance, is thought to be the first textile people created. Bits of spun, dyed, and knotted wild flax fiber were found in a cave in the Republic of Georgia which dates back 30,000 years. Once domesticated, the three-foot tall herbaceous plant spread to Europe, Egypt, and on to Ireland.