The Factory

 

Our specialty is pure linen, and we are one of few factories in the world that can present such a coherent chain of linen production. The site is open to visitors who can take a self-guided tour and see the process from flax to linen cloth. During July we have guided tours daily. Larger groups can arrange to have guided tours any time during the year.

 

In our factory, the process begins with preparing the warp. Up to 4000 separate threads are put together into a warp that is the basis of any weave. The threads range from 300 metres to 2 kilometres in length. The next step involves knotting the warp threads to the loom and threading them through heddles and reeds. When the loom is threaded, it is time to weave. Most of our machines are shaft looms which use the same shuttle technique as manual looms. Our oldest looms are from 1923 with pattern cards using wooden plugs. Our “newer” machines are from the 70s to the 90s and use punched cards made from plastic strips. We make our own pattern cards with our punch machine. Our looms are relatively slow, but produce linen cloth with a woven selvage, a sign of quality fabric. 

 

You are warmly welcomed to our factory to experience a unique handicraft tradition and a living Swedish textile.