A coarse, heavy, plain weave linen fabric. Butcher's linen was originally used for French butchers' aprons because it was more durable and stain resistant than cotton. The stiff, sturdy fabric is still used for aprons, table linens, and for interfacing.
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- Fairchild's Dictionary of Textiles, Phyllis G.Tortora, Robert S. Merkel (eds.), Fairchild Publications, New York City, 7th edition, 1996
- Edward Reich, Carlton J. Siegler, Consumer Goods: How to Know and Use Them, American Book Company, New York City, 1937
- Website address 1 Comment: www.fabric.net