Around the World :: Linen

Linen is a popular fibre around the world, taking on a wide array of uses and designs. This is not surprising though. It’s such a beautiful choice, light, airy and most of all versatile. It is surprising though that there’s been dramatic changes in it’s use over a period as short as 30 years. Over just 3 decades, the percentage of linen produced used for apparel and fashion jumped from 5 to a whopping 70%!

Let’s take a look at some of the other uses of this beautiful fabric…


Since it’s airy and can be easily embroidered or dyed, Linen makes a great base for bedding, especially for those summer months.

Window Treatments

We don’t need to tell you how much we love Linen window treatments (we already did here). They add a wonderful natural touch to your home and are beautifully soft.

Oil Painting Canvas

Linen has long been a favourite for oil painters since it doesn’t stretch as much as cotton. Whilst you’ll find it in almost every artist shop in Europe, unfortunately places like America don’t have such access as it’s somewhat limited and pricier.

Oil Painting on a Linen Canvas makes a great statement piece in the home.

Artisan Baking

Now here’s one of the more surprising uses of linen. Artisan bakers use a piece of linen called a Couche, to hold the dough in shape during it’s final rise.

How many of these do you use? Do you use linen for other things too? Let us know in the comments below…

And if you’re feeling inspired to add more linen to your life, why not check out our gorgeous range of Linen blinds and curtains, all right here!

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