Monday, September 29, 2008

Linen Properties

Linen naturally suppresses live pathogenic microflora, bacteria and fungi.
Linen is woven from the fibers of the flax plant and is a completely natural product. Linen fiber is totally biodegradable and recyclable.
Flax excellently absorbs superfluous moisture providing optimum heat exchange and enhanced comfort.
The use of linen does not cause any allergies and eliminates many kinds of irritations on the skin.
Linen favorably influences your cardio-vascular, nervous and muscular systems.
Linen has massaging properties owing to the microscopic breaks which the fabric possesses. It has a light massaging effect, favorably stimulating blood-flow and promoting relaxation.
Linen reduces static electricity creating a micro climate of enhanced comfort.
Linen is one of the world's oldest fabrics. Mummies have been found wrapped in linen shrouds dating as far back as 4500 B.C.
Flax yarns and fabrics increase about 20% in strength on wetting. Linen is also therefor stronger when being washed, resulting in greater longevity than, for example, cotton.
Linen is effective in dealing with inflammatory conditions, reducing fever and regulating air ventilation, and is also helpful in the treatment of some neurological ailments.
Next, I'll tell you all about the hemp fiber - which is even more amazing!


somepinkflowers said...


who knew?
{{thanks ever~so for sharing such
useful AND FUN knowledge }}

i just bought some linen embroidery thread
by DMC this week,
a collection of 12 soft colors,
and the feel is yummy.


i love the possibilities of this thread,
sitting in my basket,
just knowing it is there ready
waiting for ME....

what to make?

{{ i would love to stitch up
your illustration of linen
at the top of this posting.
so loverly }}

becky up the hill said...

Lovely, just lovely. I'm off to tell my vintage tablecloth ladies club to come pay you a visit. Thanks Kaari.

The Tattered Rose said...

This is my first time on your blog so I was having a look through your previous posts. I used to do medieval reinactments and I always thought it was odd that linen was the peasant fabric - cotton and silk were both more expensive fabrics. I think that makes more sense after reading your post. Linen, although it takes color quite well, does not hold it as well as the other 2 fabrics. Thanks for sharing. You have a beautiful blog. Cheers, Trish G.