Art linen

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A plain-weave Cotton or Linen cloth. Art linen is a fine strong fabric made from round, uniform threads that have not been pressed or calendered. It is used as a needlework base for embroidery of napkins and dresses. Art linen was also used for artist's canvases.

Physical and Chemical Properties

Linen turns brown with alkalis.

Resources and Citations

  • M. Doerner, The Materials of the Artist, Harcourt, Brace & Co., 1934
  • Rosalie Rosso King, Textile Identification, Conservation, and Preservation, Noyes Publications, Park Ridge, NJ, 1985
  • Edward Reich, Carlton J. Siegler, Consumer Goods: How to Know and Use Them, American Book Company, New York City, 1937