The higher the thread count or number, the more densely the linen is woven. the density values for all three fabrics are the same because they are composed of equivalent volume fractions of the same materials. Lovely, lovely linen. Real linen bedding essentials for every bed from tiny toddler bed to super king – duvet covers, housewife pillowcases, ruffled pillow shams, seamless fitted sheets, flat sheets in mild white, natural gray, rose brown, dark gray and a big variety of superb colors. I need to save this post for future reference. Liebe Grüße, Great post Kathy – very helpful. This linen is 12 threads/cm or 30 count linen. PHENOLIC SHEET - GRADE LE Linen sheets per Mil-I-24768/13, LE, Linen, LP 509, MIL P 15035, Type FBE, mil-p-18177 is available through the Professional Plastics website. 16 threads/cm (40 count) white linen from Luzine Happel. Kathy. Her linen comes from a German supplier who she has an agreement with and I had to order through her. Kathy, Mmm, I wonder if I do get through that much fabric?? The density, also called volumic mass or mass density, is the mass per unit volume and has ρ as its symbol. In the past, we’ve explained the importance of thread count, and what it means for bed linen and textiles. Linen is the best fabric to have on your skin if you tend to overheat, and this cover is breathable but warm. Any questions about linen? History of Linen. This is the linen that Madame Chantel, the owner of the shop, uses in her kits. It is a measurement that provides the base weight of the fabric, given as a value of grams per square metre. Thanks for the clarification! Flax fibers can usually be identified by their “nodes” which add to the flexibility and texture of the fabric. SO again, and to you personally just in case… Be the first to write a review. Left 14 threads/cm Zweigert linen – Right 24 threads/cm from Broderie Bayeaux. NeL or Lea (Linen Count): The number of 300 yards (270 m) lengths per 1 pound (0.45 kg) of yarn. Thank you for the info re: linen available at Broderie Bayeux. NeK is an indirect measure of linear density. Kathy. I look forward to your next posts. Fabric density helps explain the thickness of textile products. In the photo above, you see linen I ordered from Luzine Happel. How many threads there are per inch or centimetre determines the number (and is the density) of the linen. When I go to purchase linen is says something like “16 Fäden/cm” on the label. Here is the link. Here’s what each weight is good for: What is fabric density, and how is it different to thread count? I think that a good quality linen makes all the difference to the outcome of my stitching projects as well as being a pleasure to work with. This approach has been used by Pénicot [PEN 98] with the Kozeny–Carman model (see section 5.4.3 ) validated across a range of packing densities from 0.2 to 0.7. How many threads there are per inch or centimetre determines the number (and is the density) of the linen. To help you remember here is a little rhyme I was taught: “Weft runs right to left”) The linen has a beautiful hand. Share it with us! I so enjoy your blog posts. Then I opened the second package and saw this linen: it’s only 50 count linen as opposed to the 60 count from Broderie Bayeux, but the threads are much more plump. It is fine linen indeed! GSM ranges from 300 to 900. Thank you very much for the helpful information about the various counts and types of linen. Price: $14.26 FREE Shipping on your first order. I recently had to search very hard for some 38 ct / inch linen. This type is often used for everyday household linens and clothing. You can contact Chantel James by clicking on the “Contact” link on the home page. In order to attain fibers of the maximum length, the plant is uprooted from the ground and the fibers are macerated. Aida is too stiff and I haven’t worked with it for probably 30 plus years now. The next photo is of two linens for the Bateau Bayeux project. Hi Wendy, Liebe Grüße, It has a tenacity of 5.5 to 6.5 gm/den. It helps compare which of these are suitable for use in summer or winter: the higher the number, the heavier the product, and the more suitable it will be for colder months. I generally only use what I already have these days, so I certainly won’t be buying that much in comparison to many keen stitchers.=). I would think that most places would offer a snippet. (To figure out the cm to inches count , multiply the threads per cm by 2.54 and you will have the threads per inch. Looking closely, you can see that the threads are of similar thickness and that the linen has “holes” between the threads. The cost of linen varies widely and depends on the quality of the fibers used and the density of the weave. (It is expensive!) You probably go through more fabric than I do so cost is a primary consideration. Hi Wendi, The linen from Borderie Bayeux is found in an odd place – under “other product” then go to “wool” and you will find it. It has a tenacity of 5.5 to 6.5 gm/den. The linen above is 14 threads/cm OR 35 count white linen. Linen is our canvas and I have to say that as a surface embroiderer it is very frustrating trying to find a high count, quality linen. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Elongation at break: Linen does not stress easily. The shop Sophie Passion is in Bayeux. I made this Linen Cloth Farming guide to help out players who want to farm the cloths instead of buying them from the Auction House. I agree with you about not being able to touch and feel the linen when I purchase on-line. Herzlichen Dank, Kathy, yes 50ct would be fine enough. A second measurement that is extremely important to understand when looking at textiles is fabric density. Unfortunately I don’t know italian and I believe the shipping could be prohibitive to here. It sound like it is lighter weight maybe…? Flax/Linen Source. Kathy. NeS (Woollen Count or Yorkshire Skein): The number of 256 yards (234 m) lengths per 1 pound (0.45 kg) of yarn. I really want to try some surface embroidery projects on linen, I have heard so much about it. Hopefully another reader in South Arica will let us all know a good source for the kind of linen you’re looking for. This is a linen that one sees often in French embroidery. Linen Hamper High Density Blue Soiled Linen … I do have several online sources sending me samples of linen that they sale. Oatmeal colored linen? Left 16 threads/cm Right 20 threads/cm both from Luzine Happel. Thanks for the photos and clear comparison of the various linens. Hi Dianne, Linen is a durable fiber, as is two-three times as strong as cotton. It’s very stiff even after I wash it by hand and air dry it. She says in her book, Basic Principals of Schwalm Whitework, “…your time and efforts deserve the very best fabric”. (Fäden=thread in German), If I was purchasing that same linen in the USA it would say “40 count linen” on the label. The packing density thus obtained cannot be separated from the associated pressure drop expression and does not, in any case, translate the real value of the packing density of the cake. The cost of linen varies widely and depends on the quality of the fibers used and the density of the weave. It’s a natural fabric that comes from a plant with beautiful blue flowers. It was iven used for books and for a type of body armour. While the thread count is a measurement of the number of threads in a given area – that is, how tightly woven the threads are – the fabric density is another measurement indicating how much fibre is in a metre square, thereby allowing us to determine how strong and thick a fabric is. There are few embroidery shops in Cape Town and little choice of linens, most are Zweigart from DMC. High High-density foam is naturally the heaviest; beds with high-density foam comfort layers and support cores typically weigh 75 to 90 pounds, or more in some cases Average price Low Because low-density foam is relatively inexpensive, mattresses with this material have the lowest average price-point: about $500 to $750 I went to Happel’s and Bayeux website but did not see the linen that either use so that I can purcase. So a linen with a “count of 12 is a much looser weave that linen with a count of 50, for example. Kathy. Perhaps I am, as my mother often said, splitting hairs, but I do like to do things properly… Aber wenn mann teueren Stoff kaufen muss, ist es nicht so praktisch, nö? Lyn, Glad to know you enjoy reading The Unbroken Thread – than you! Lastly the linen from Luzine Happel. Here’s the link in case you’re ever there. I would also love to find a good quality cotton muslin of the same thread count. I have to order linen on-line if I want to use higher counts. So no, I’m not talking about Aida here. While thread count is suitable to describe bed linen, fabric density is used to measure thicker woven textiles like sofa cushions, bedspreads, throws, and blankets. Linen is sold according to thread count. While evidence is scant from prehistoric times, it appears that Neolithic peoples in Europe were making textiles from linen as long as 36,000 years ago.Therefore, linen is one of the longest-produced textiles, and its history may stretch back even farther than the most ancient evidence that modern archaeology has uncovered. NeL is an indirect measure of linear density. She also suggests that beginners (like me) use 14 threads/cm linen. How it feels is as important to me as the count. For centuries women have done needlework. While the thread count is a measurement of the number of threads in a given area – that is, how tightly woven the threads are – the fabric density is another measurement indicating how much fibre is in a metre square, thereby allowing us to determine how strong and thick a fabric is. What is the big secret?! Liebe Grüße,, She told me it is the same quality of linen used in the original. Granted, the holes aren’t very big – compare them to the pin! This linen isn’t “heavy” but it drapes like a heavy linen. Would the linen I showed you today from Luzine Happel – be a high enough count for the doll house sized things your thinking about? Comments?
If you are traveling, or have the chance to buy linen from an online retailer who describes the linen in the “other” thread count from what you’re familiar with, it’s good to know what you’ll be ordering so you’re not unpleasantly surprised. And the higher the GSM, the more expensive the towel. Yvette was very helpful and pointed me to Italian embroidery sites that appear to have a lovely selection of linens in many colours. Details & FREE Returns Return this item for free. Liebe GrüSe, It’s a 35 count linen I bought in the USA and I’m 99% sure it’s from Zweigert. High Density Blue Soiled Linen Liners.
Kathy, Your email address will not be published. If anyone can enlighten us further, please let us know via the comments. I love it!! Sometimes the linen required needs to have fine threads with a more open weave for pulled and drawn thread projects and other times a linen is needed with a close weave and round/fat threads for surface embroidery and cut work projects. Kathy. How are these different from handkerchief linen – whole different animal? Kathy. The following equations are based on a rule-of-mixtures approach assuming a solid material (i.e. Good on you for being particular and doing things properly. Property Paper Canvas Linen PHYSICAL D792 Density (lb/in³) (g/cm³) 0.049 1.35 0.050 1.37 0.048 1.34 D570 Water Absorption, 24 hrs (%) 2.0 2.5 1.8 MECHANICAL D638 Tensile Strength (psi) -lengthwise -crosswise 15,000 12,000 11,000 9,000 13,000 9,000 D790 Flexural Strength (psi)-lengthwise -crosswise 16,000 13,200 17,500 15,000 22,000 16,000 It may be bleached to white or near white, or to any stage between the original colour and white, and is found on the market at the various stages of bleaching. Fabric density helps explain the thickness of textile products. Most of the books I’ve seen talk about using only up to 40ct, but, whilst that’s going to produce something smaller, I kinda feel it’s not quite small enough to be really convincing 1:12 scale. For some countries that use the metric system, the area is 1 cm2 and 2.54 is multiplied to convert it into the correct measurement of density. Es ist teuer! To figure out the inches to cm count, divide the “count” by 2.54 and you will have the European size), 14 threads/cm (35 count) white linen Sophia Passion. The fabric is called Aida and is woven to create exactly even squares of fabric with exactly spaced holes. And yes, the linen available from Sue Hawkins is a bit lighter weight, with almost a sheen to it (not glossy) but not flimsy, and works up beautifully. So a linen with a “count of 12 is a much looser weave that linen with a count of 50, for example. Legacy linen, which Mary Corbert loves, isn’t available here under that brand. I used to do loads of cross stitch. Re cross stitch linen – as long as its even weave, it’ll work for cross stitch. It has an elongation at break of 2.7 to 3.5 … Learn how your comment data is processed. In Len.Ok linen sheets we have this measurement of 66 yarns per inch (260 per meter) THREAD DENSITY I agree. Is cross stitch linen different? This type is often used for everyday household linens and clothing. It’s called a natural linen.The color is similar to the plant after it’s been processed. Linen fabric has a number of properties, that makes it highly useful for various applications, in industry, in home furnishings and apparels. We are discussing in details the linen properties below: Linen Properties. Vintage linen is very desirable, it’s soft and the feeling is very hard to replicate by any mechanical process. It was wonderful to see the close-up photos of the threads in the different linens. You didn’t say directly, but I assume one can buy linen from Broderie Bayeux? Kathy. The main difference between this linen and the top linen is that this one is much rougher in the hand. The strength is greater than cotton fiber. Sophie Passion, I order from Philipa too but haven’t tried the linen twill from Sue Hawkins. Although it’s a relatively high count (but not the highest!) Hi Sarah, I wish that the online shop owners would take advantage of the technology to show us the linen up close with some kind of ruler next to the threads so we would have a better idea of what we were ordering. I think cross stitch linen is different. I think the hardest thing about buying linen online is that you can’t touch it. Benefits of linen Linen is a very durable fibre and has many benefits over cotton.- Linen is 30% stronger than cotton- Has a high moisture absorbency- Hypo-allergenic