It was Belgian farmers who reintroduced linen cultivation to France after the Second World War. They found the climate in the north of France favourable for this harvest. Flax flourishes in cool, damp environments and is not fond of temperatures exceeding 25 degrees. To embroider on 16 count linen, we recommend using just one strand of our Retors du Nord embroidery yarn. You can also obtain spectacular results using our Fil Au Chinois gloving thread.