|Zoffany Linen on French Style Chairs (2010 - sold) - Wydeven Designs|
A little history and definition (from wikipedia) - further information is avaialble on wisegeek
Linen's healthy properties are described in this article The House QueenLinen textiles appear to be some of the oldest in the world: their history goes back many thousands of years. Fragments of straw, seeds, fibers, yarns, and various types of fabrics which date back to about 8000 BC have been found in Swiss lake dwellings. Dyed flax fibers found in a prehistoric cave in Georgia suggest the use of woven linen fabrics from wild flax may date back even earlier to 36,000 BP.[
Most linen is considered to be eco-friendly and organic, because the linen fibers must be unharmed and maintained in their most natural state to be high quality.I buy and use as much linen as I can in my furniture refurbishing business - it is popular and looks wonderful on classic and modern line pieces. It is a perfect complement to my newest addiction - using Annie Sloan Chalk Paint (ASCP) to refurbish tired or dated woodwork. Many of the linens I use are blends - often mixed with cotton. Some are a bit scratchy and stiff but most have a soft finish.
Here are some pieces of furniture with different types of linen fabrics - http://wydevendesigns.com (NOTE: my website is not up-to-date since the computer I have to use is temporarily dismantled because of a renovation project at my home - most of my items are on eBay).
|Vintage Sherrill Chairs in Heavy Textured Linen Blend.|
|Highland House Chair in Brass Linen|
|BRIGHT green chair in Linen Blend with Ottoman|
|Sherrill Slipper Chairs in Cotton Velvet and Linen Combination Fabric.|
|Wingbacks from 2010 Collection of Wydeven Designs - Floral Patterned Lien Fabrics.|
|Chairs Refinished with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint - Various Linen Fabrics.|
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