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Linen - by Linda Heinrich (Hardcover)

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Number of Pages: 232

Genre: Antiques + Collectibles

Format: Hardcover

Publisher: Schiffer Publishing

Author: Linda Heinrich

Language: English

Street Date: August 20, 2010
TCIN: 77849176
UPC: 9780764334665
Item Number (DPCI): 247-19-8143

Description

Follow the saga of this remarkable fiber from seed to woven fabric. Learn about flax cultivation, processing and spinning, natural and synthetic dyeing, and weaving and finishing linen cloth. 233 color photos and 156 black and white photos and drawings reveal the characteristics of linen and emphasize its practical use. An inspirational chapter includes 15 articles by Canadian and American weavers and photographs of the artists' works. Throughout you'll enjoy folklore and historical information, including the use of linen by the ancient Egyptians, a history of Irish linen, and linen's status in today's world of fiber and fashion. The story of linen is timeless and fascinating.
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