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Plain Linen Curtain Fabric

Plain linen fabrics can be used for a number of soft furnishing projects and are perfect for creating subtle and timeless curtains that ooze luxury. With its natural look and feel, linen fabric is ideal for completing a rustic or shabby chic or French or coastal interior. We have a range of plain linens and linen mixes that would be ideal for curtains. Most of our plain linen fabrics are natural and grey colour ways but we do have some muted coloured ones too.

Pure linen is usually an expensive textile, and is produced in relatively small quantities.  It is a textile made from the fibres of the flax plant (latin name is Linum usitatissimum) and is labor-intensive to manufacture.  It can be woven into many different designs and is a beautiful natural fabric to use for curtains as well as upholstery. Lighter weight linens are fabric household goods, such as pillowcases and towels. Textiles in a linen-weave texture, even when made of cotton, hemp and other non-flax fibres are also loosely referred to as "linen".

We offer a made to measure curtain service on most of our chenille curtain fabrics. If you would like to know more about our made to measure curtains please contact us or read more about our made to measure curtains here.

We always recommend that you dry clean our linen curtain fabrics at a specialist dry cleaners.

All our linen fabrics are available both online and in store from our fabric warehouse in Northamptonshire.

Linen Fabric History

Linen textiles appear to be some of the oldest in the world: their history goes back many thousands of years. Fragments of straw, seeds, fibres, yarns, and various types of fabrics which date back to about 8000 BC have been found in Swiss lake dwellings. Dyed flax fibres 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  woven from hand spun yarns, were very fine for their day, but are coarse compared to modern linen.