Linen is made from the fibres of the stem of the flax plant. The fibre does not have any insulative properties allowing the wearer to feel cool. Linen yarn is stronger than a similar weight cotton yarn which means that it can be more loosely woven. Linen can be combined with other fibres such as silk, viscose and cotton which will alter the feel of the fabric. Linen is good for sewing loose fitted trousers, dresses and tops for the warmer months.
Linen is seen as a sustainable fibre because the flax plant grows naturally and requires no additional water other than rainwater. 100% linen fabric is biodegradable and recyclable.
Our dressmaking fabrics are listed and sold in 0.5m increments.