Linen Curtain Fabric
At Loome our Lindale collection offers elegant floral linen curtain fabric.
To see more details of our linen curtain fabric simply click on the images to the right on this page.
Linen material is an ideal fabric for curtains: it is middle weight, drapes beautifully, and is hard wearing. As a natural textile it is particularly good for subtle colours and accepts and holds intricate dye shades.
Our Lindale linens are ideal for curtains, cushions, blinds and upholstery.
When you are looking for curtains there are many different styles and fabrics and styles to choose from but at Loome we believe linen curtains are a perfect choice for curtains for any room.
The advantages of using linen
Linen, except when ironed, may not have an exceptionally crisp appearance: that appearance is perhaps better served by man-made fibres. But for a soft and natural look linen and cotton are unbeatable. Linen curtains can be made from just about any colour or pattern, but our Lindale collection of faded and retrospective florals gives a gentle and elegant finish to your decor
Although linen curtain fabric may crease slightly it can easily be ironed - man-made fibres cannot easily be ironed as they are susceptible to melting.
Linen's gentle and sheer appearance makes it particularly good for curtains in informal rooms such as bedrooms, and it is ideal for covering windows which are often opened. The gentle breeze from such openings will move your linen curtains and they will be admired by one and all.
Linen material is a great insulator which means that it will keep your rooms cool in the summer and warm in the winter. Man-made curtains, on the other hand, are not so good at heat regulation.
Linen is made from unrefined natural fibres which do not require bleaching during the manufacturing process. As no harmful chemicals are used it is better for the environment.
Linen curtains are elegant, timeless and beautiful.
Linen Curtain Material
Linen is an ideal curtain fabric - it feels cool to the touch and is smooth, making the finished fabric free from lint. Also, it gets softer the more it is folded and washed. Linen curtain fabrics naturally have a high luster; their natural colours range between shades of grey, ivory, ecru, or tan. Pure white linen can only be created by heavy bleaching.
Linen fabric varies in thickness and is textured and crisp. When prepared correctly, linen fabric has the ability to absorb and lose water easily. Linen can absorb moisture without feeling unpleasantly damp to the skin, unlike cotton. Linen is a very strong durable fabric, stronger wet than dry. The fibres do not stretch, and are resistant to damage from abrasion.
Linen curtains are resistant to clothes moths and relatively easy to take care of, since it resists dirt and stains, has no lint or pilling tendency. They can be dry-cleaned, machine-washed or steamed, withstand high temperatures, and have only moderate initial shrinkage.
Linen curtains should not be dried by tumble drying, and it is easy and better to iron when slightly damp. Linen fabric contains "slubs", or small knots which occur randomly along its length. In the past, slubs were traditionally considered to be defects, and were associated with low quality linen. However, in the case of many modern linen fabrics, slubs are considered as part of the aesthetic appeal of an expensive natural product. In addition, slubs do not compromise the integrity of the fabric, and therefore they are not viewed as a defect.