Loomstate Linen Canvas
Loomstate Linen Canvas
Loomstate Linen Canvas
Loomstate Linen Canvas
Loomstate Linen Canvas
Loomstate Linen Canvas

Loomstate Linen Canvas

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Description:

A medium weight natural linen. Great for soft furnishings, curtains, blinds and upholstery when using a backing as it is ever so slightly see-through.

This is a loomstate linen, loomstate means that it has come straight off the loom and has not had any finishing treatments, so essentially it is in its raw state. This means that the linen will have slubs and knots and will shrink up to 10% if you wash it.

This is a deadstock fabric. Deadstock fabric is excess fabric from fashion designers, movie sets, and fabric mills that is no longer needed for the job it was originally intended for. It is not reorderable, so when it's gone, it's really gone!

  • 160cm wide.
  • 6.8oz, 231gsm.
  • 50% linen, 50% cotton.
  • Country of origin; UK.
  • Wash at 40 degrees - this cloth will shrink up to 10% if you wash it.
  • Never dry linen in direct sunlight as the colour can bleach and fade.
  • As all computer monitors show colours differently, we recommend ordering a sample of the cloth to check it is the right colour and weight for your project.
  • Thread match Gutermann Sew All 299.
More about this cloth

Linen is naturally stain resistant, does not pile, and is moth repellent. It is easy to wash as it can sustain high temperatures, is has very little if no shrinkage and is very strong.

It is anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, hypo allergenic and thermoregulating, it will also absorb up 20% moisture before feeling damp.

As the linen fibres have low elasticity (which causes it to crease) it will wear in any areas that are repeatedly folded in the same place for a long time, however it does have much better abrasion resistance than say cotton.

Eco credentials

Flax is a strong plant best grown in northern Europe. It needs little or no fertilisers and due to the local climate, little extra water. It doesn’t really require many pesticides either as it can grow in poor quality soil. The Advisory Commission Report to the European Parliament stated that flax cultivation has positive effects on eco-system diversity as it allows for an “environmental pause”. One hectare of flax can retain 3.7 tonnes of CO2. Every part of the plant is used, what isn’t used to produce linen can be used to make linseed oil, paper, cattle feed or even soap.

Linen is therefore almost naturally organic. It is completely biodegradable, recyclable and due to its natural absorbency, it requires less dye than cotton. Linen therefore scores high on the ecological chart.

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