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June 28, 2021 3 min read

A Fabric that gets better with Age, Pure Linen a versatile material


What is Linen?

Linen is a fabric which is made from Flax plant. It is also known as Lineseed. The fibres from the Flax plant are cultivated and processed in to fabric sheets which then can be used for various reasons such as upholstery, dress making, 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 which 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.

Reasons to use Linen:

  • Durable
  • Easy to care for
  • Breathable
  • Suitable for every season/ occasion
  • Versatile
  • Sustainable
  • Comfort
  • Long lasting


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 item (wallpaper/ wall covering, upholstery); apparel items (suits, dresses, skirts and shirts).

Nowadays, Linen is the most preferred fabric material for making bed sheet 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 craft due to its natural properties, strength, durability and long lasting.


Using Linen for Oil painting:


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 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 Artist 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 art works for much longer than other materials such as cotton can do.


Does it get better with Age? 

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 courser of life. This property allows these materials to last much longer than the 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.


At AE Market, we aim to provide the best solutions and service possible. Customer satisfaction is our Top priority. 

Product Name: 100% Pure Linen Fabric Flax Linen Material

Product Code: AEMPLM8869

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