Content: 1.52 m² (£7.23 / 1 m²)
Content: 7 m² (£5.43 / 1 m²)
Content: 1.38 m² (£9.41 / 1 m²)
Content: 1.52 m² (£7.23 / 1 m²)
Content: 3.06 m² (£14.05 / 1 m²)
Content: 1.6 m² (£7.49 / 1 m²)
Linen fabrics by the metre
Natural, timeless and noble, linen fabrics have secured a secure place in our wardrobes for thousands of years as fashion has changed. The airy material has always been used for clothing, decorations and home textiles of all kinds and still enjoys a first-class reputation today.
That's why we place special emphasis on being able to present a large selection of linen fabrics. We have the right colour and quality for every occasion.
However, if you do not find what you are looking for, please contact us and we will do our best to find the perfect fabric for you!
Production of linen fabric
The natural fibre linen has been used for textiles of all kinds since about 5000 BC. The fibres are obtained from the flax plant.
For this purpose, the 80 to 120 cm high flax plants are harvested whole and the stalk used for obtaining the linen fibres is separated from the rest of the plant. By means of a so-called roasting process, the fibre bundles can then be detached from the stalk and separated from the remaining woody parts of the stalk in further steps. After combing out the exposed bast several times, the fibre bundles (flax) can be spun into processable yarn.
A distinction is made between pure linen and half linen. Pure linen consists of 100% of the fibres of the flax plant. Half-linen is a fabric made of cotton in the warp and linen in the weft, with a linen content of at least 40%.
The smooth linen fabric conveys a fresh, cool feeling due to the almost non-existent air pockets and is therefore particularly suitable for summer clothing. This is further supported by the high absorbency of the fibres, which absorb moisture quickly and also release it again quickly. In this way, we are optimally supported in our body's own climate regulation by the breathable fabric.
The fabrics can also be used for children's clothing, because linen has good abrasion resistance and durability and is therefore also convincing due to its longevity. The linen fibres are smooth and thus offer little room for fluff to form or dirt to accumulate. Static build-up is very unlikely as the fabric has a constant moisture content.
The fabric is classically woven in plain weave and thus shows the same weave pattern from both sides. Other weave types such as twill weave or herringbone can occur.
Due to the low elasticity of the fabric, it is susceptible to creasing and should be cared for accordingly. However, as the fabric becomes softer with each wash, the tendency to crease will also diminish over time.
Inspiration for your next sewing project in linen:
- Garments such as trousers, skirts, dungarees, dresses, blouses, shirts, blazers or T-shirts.
- Medieval garments
- Curtains and drapes
- Table linen (tablecloths, place mats or napkins)
- Bed linen, pillowcases
- Bags, pouches, shawls
- Decorations of all kinds
- As fabric for embroidery
You can usually wash your linen fabrics at 40° C in a wash cycle with low or no spin (gentle cycle). As the fabric absorbs a lot of water, it is advisable to load the washing drum only lightly. Then hang the fabric up dripping wet and iron while still slightly damp. High temperatures (iron 3 points) can be used for ironing.
Chlorine bleaching is generally possible with pure linen fabrics, as is dry cleaning with the usual solvents (perchloroethylene, fluorocarbon).
In individual cases, however, it is always important to observe the care labels of the respective garments or fabrics, as finishes and different processing methods can lead to different care requirements.