This is embroidery thread with a story! Linblomman ("Flax Flower") Embroidery Linen comes from flax grown and spun in the heart of Sweden's textile industrial area in the 1960's. When this thread's factory closed down, the remaining stock was hidden away in a haberdashery storage room for decades. Now unearthed, these gorgeous 100% wet spun linen threads are still strong and beautiful, just as an old Scandinavian proverb puts it, "Ull blir mull och lin blir gull," or "Wool becomes dust, flax becomes gold." Each skein is nearly 16 yards and select colors are now 60% off!