Linen is a fabric That is made from the Flax plant. It is also known as Lineseed. The fibres from the Flax plant are cultivated and processed into fabric sheets which then can be used for various reasons such as upholstery, dressmaking, crafts painting and more. We aim to shed some light on the use of this wonderful fabric and the processes involved.
Linen fabric feels cool to touch, a phenomenon that indicates its higher conductivity (the same principle that makes metals feel "cold"). Linen is known for its smooth and soft quality, making the finished fabric lint-free. It is very absorbent and dries much faster than other fabrics and on top of that, it gets softer the more it is washed.
Many products can be made from Linen: apron, bags Towels (swimming, bath, body, and wash towels), napkins, bed linens, tablecloths, runners, chairs covers and men’s and women’s wear.
The use of Linen has also been extended for other commercial and non-commercial uses such as home and furnishing items (wallpaper/ wall covering, upholstery); apparel items (suits, dresses, skirts and shirts).
Nowadays, Linen is the most preferred fabric material for making bedsheet due to its breathable and comfortable qualities. In addition to that, linen is the preferred support for Oil painting and is usually the only support fabric available in the UK. Linen is preferred over cotton for these sorts of projects and crafts due to its natural properties, strength, durability and long-lasting.
Linen is an amazingly versatile fabric and is used in a huge range of ways – from using linen fabric for clothing to painting and crafts. For centuries these fabrics have been cultivated and produced into the fabric from the naturally occurring Flax plant which only needs watering. These textiles and fabrics have been used for bed linen, clothing, kitchen linens and towels, beloved for their natural softness, resilience and durability.
Did you know linen fabric is strongly connected with the worlds of art and craft?
Many artists and craftsmen, use linen for their painting and crafts base. The fabric is usually stretched between wooden frames in order to create a surface for their painting and crafts. The use of Linen fabric for the base, allows you to have a stronger/ durable base for the painting. The fibres are less likely to expand and contract which otherwise could ruin your art. The long-lasting properties of linen allow you to preserve your artworks for much longer than other materials such as cotton can do.
In short, YES it does. Linen is one of the most sustainable fabrics you can choose for your home and wardrobe arts and crafts. And because flax is one of the oldest sources of textiles it pre-dates synthetic additions. The naturally occurring fibres from the Flax plant makes these materials durable and so allow the fibre to run their natural course of life. This property allows these materials to last much longer than their synthetic counterparts. Linen is known as the world's strongest natural fibre and is far more durable than cotton. The natural quality of the fibres and the way these fibres are arranged to form the fabric, give the final fabric the strength and quality it need thus making any product made from linen long-lasting.
Purchase with confidence. We are the cheapest in the market and offer various types of discounts. We have many colours to choose from. We offer free samples which you can request. By requesting a free sample, you always have the option of checking and feeling the fabric in person at no cost to you.
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