Art Linen

This term covers a number of fabrics made from flax yarns in plain weave, and applied to such purposes as cushion covers, tablecloths and centres, and embroidery work. Generally white, ecru or tan shades, but many colours are now being shown. The fine plain weave linens are also used for dress purposes. Numerous qualities, widths and weaves arc included in the term. A sample of plain weave art linen is made as follows : - 39-in. reed 700 40-in. scale, 20's lea warp and weft, 7 shots on 37/200 glass, and weighs 5 • 9-oz. per yard.

Dictionary of the English textile terms. 2014.

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