All different types of linen fabric
As one of the main sources for creating fabric, flax is known for its environmental friendliness and durability. From flax fiber alone dozens of different natural linen fabrics can be woven, for flax has hundreds of uses.
For example, thick and coarse linen fabric, such as sailcloth canvas, is in great demand when creating tourist equipment and gear. This fabric made from flax is pre-soaked in special water-repellent solutions, and can be used to make shoes, tarpaulin and workwear.
For a bit simpler, but equally important purposes, linen canvas fabric is produced. This smooth linen fabric for clothing has a shiny surface, designed for sewing everyday clothes and household items. A thinner sheer linen fabric is purchased by those who create fashion collections of premium-class. On hot days, lightweight linen fabric helps to keep the body cool, so in hot countries the clothes of quality linen have already become prestigious. Colorful linen dress fabric cambric is famous for its beauty - this thin linen fabric of canvas weave is usually produced for sewing women's clothing.
Complex and beautiful damask linen is a fabric of fibrous weave, usually with a floral pattern noticeable. It is intended for sewing curtains, linen upholstery fabric for furniture. Burlap is a rough linen fabric used for making bags and sacks. Vegetables can safely be stored in such bags. Flax linen fabric called “ravendoek” is loved by many artists - canvases are made of linen thread and are intended for painting. One more of the types of linen is gunny linen. This linen fabric of double or triple weave and is used for sewing dresses, suits, jackets, trousers and other types of clothing. Military uniform is also often sewn from it.
How is linen made: weaving
Linen material also differs by finishing (rough, boiled, semi-white, bleached, dyed, multicolored, mélanged, printed) and the type of weave. The type of weaving is one of the most important characteristics of natural linen - it determines the appearance, physical, mechanical and technological properties of the fabric.
Of all the types of simple weave, canvas weaving is used for linen. In the assortment of linen fabric for sale there are products with a small-patterned type of weaving (modification of the gunny weave). Beautiful products are created from canvases made by a combined translucent weave. Canvases for sewing light dresses, blouses, curtains can be made in the technique of a complex leno-weave, which is called openwork. Fabrics for tablecloths, napkins, drapes, dresses and suits are often created by performing large-necked weaving on special jacquard machines.