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Linen canvas offers a very smooth yet stiff painting surface. It has long been known for its proven longevity. Both very strong and durable, linen canvas will certainly better endure a heavy painting hand and it doesn’t become slack while being used or over time as easily as cotton canvas. Most artists consider linen canvas a most worthwhile investment over cotton canvas, as it is slightly more expensive than its cotton canvas counter-part.
Also, as Linen is a highly durable fiber derived naturally from the flax plant, it is an eco-friendly and ideal upholstery fabric. It is commonly known that due to the very rich soil and mild climate of Belgium that the finest linen in the world comes from this part of Europe. The Belgian linen from their healthy and robust flax plants ensures a very high- quality fiber, ideal for upholstery and even for unrivaled bedding.
Due to the quality of the flax-derived fibers, linen is known to be much heavier than its cotton counterpart and are even stronger than cotton – by some estimates as much as 30% stronger. As linen is known for its superior absorbency of water (by up to 20% of its entire weight in moisture), you might not think that this fabric material would feel crisp to the hand and touch, but it is, indeed. Like most fabrics, however, with time and use, this crispness does wane, and the linen becomes very supple and soft to the touch.
As previously defined, linen is an ideal painting medium due to its durability and smoothness, but it also has a very nice drape and luster for use in and as curtains. The linen upholstery fabric has the thicker fibers, so it is important to have a lower thread count to ensure its nice quality and long-term use as linen upholstery fabric.
As mentioned, linen upholstery fabric has the superior absorbency over cotton, and therefore has a very high capacity to wick moisture; this makes it a favorite choice in bedrooms and keeping the human quite cool in the hotter summer months or consistently in warmer climates.
As always, proper care is critical for ensuring the longevity of your linen upholstery fabric! It should be washed in cold water and on a gentle cycle, and always tumble dried on low heat – never high.
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