Just like kenaf, jute, nettle, ramie and hemp - flax is a bast fiber. One of the oldest fibers used in Western civilization as the common flax plant was one of the first domesticated crops.
This flax spinning fiber is the natural unbleached color of linen. The quality is medium fine, long fibers (4-6 inch staple length). Spinning is easy with this combed top and can be used for a variety of projects.Linen or flax fibers are best spun with some added moisture, to smooth out the fibers as you spin. The fibers soften with use, and linen fabric makes wonderful heirlooms since it holds up so well, only improving with use.