Merchant and Mills Upholstery Weight 100% Linen in Rust
Merchant and Mills Upholstery Weight 100% Linen in Rust
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Merchant and Mills Upholstery Weight 100% Linen in Rust

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**All of our fabrics are sold in half-yard increments; if you order more than one half-yard, it will be cut in a continuous piece.  For example, 3 units will be cut as 1.5 yards.

Exciting news!  We now carry upholstery linen!  This linen is heavyweight and perfect for all upholstery needs.  Make a slipcover for your couch, sew up some pillows, create some gorgeous curtains, or make yourself a tufted headboard in the in the color of the year.  This heavyweight linen would also work well as a jacket or coat.

Here's the description from Merchant and Mills:

Upholstery weight laundered linen, with industry rated rub tests. 

This linen is produced in small batches in Eastern Europe where there is a strong heritage of spinning and weaving linen fabric.

This fabric can be used in the home for loose covers, curtains, cushions, and upholstery. 

  • 100% linen.
  • 145cm wide.
  • 420gsm or 12.5oz.
  • 50,000 rubs (Martindale rub test).
  • If you are pre-washing, we recommend that you serge or zigzag all edges of this cloth beforehand to prevent fraying.
  • Wash in warm water with a free and clear detergent. Do not tumble dry. Shake out and dry flat. Linen will always seize up after washing but as soon as you start to use/wear it the fibres relax again.
  • If you are using this linen for curtains we recommend using a lining to prevent fading.
  • Never dry linen in direct sunlight as the colour can bleach and fade.
  • This linen is Oeko-Tex certified.

More about linen:

Linen is naturally stain resistant, does not pile, and is moth repellent. It is easy to wash as it can sustain high temperatures, is has very little if no shrinkage and is very strong.

It is anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, hypo allergenic and thermoregulating, it will also absorb up 20%  moisture before feeling damp.

As the linen fibres have low elasticity (which causes it to crease) it will wear in any areas that are repeatedly folded in the same place for a long time, however it does have much better abrasion resistance than say cotton.

Eco Credentials:

Flax is a strong plant best grown in northern Europe. It needs little or no fertilisers and due to the local climate, little extra water. It doesn’t really require many pesticides either as it can grow in poor quality soil. The Advisory Commission Report to the European Parliament stated that flax cultivation has positive effects on eco-system diversity as it allows for an “environmental pause”. One hectare of flax can retain 3.7 tonnes of CO2. Every part of the plant is used, what isn’t used to produce linen can be used to make linseed oil, paper, cattle feed or even soap.

Linen is therefore almost naturally organic. It is completely biodegradable, recyclable and due to its natural absorbency, it requires less dye than cotton. Linen therefore scores high on the ecological chart.

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Color Rust (R130 G43 B29)
Weight  12.39 oz. per yard / 420 gsm
Width 57"
Drape Very heavy
Contents 100% Linen
Eco Info Oeko Tex Certified


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