- Linen refers to a few different things. This article is about the material linen, used in fabric.
Linen is a textile made from the fibers of the flax plant. Linen fabric is woven from thread made from the fibers of the flax plant. It is stiffer than many other natural fibers and looks very smooth and "sharp" when ironed. Linen tablecloths and napkins are often the beginning of a very elegant table setting. Linen is also used for clothing. But keeping that smooth, pressed look, usually requires dry cleaning and ironing.
- linen closet
- natural vs. synthetic
- napkin folding
- Wikipedia's article on linen