linen textile studies, selecting linen fabrics, home economics department
Agricultural Extension Service, South Dakota State College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts
Linen has been called the textile of luxury as its expense in fine grades stands in the way of its common use. In olden times it supplied many of the family needs but in the present day cotton has largely supplanted it for common uses. Linen is made from the long, lustrous fiber obtained from the stock of the flax plant grown in European countries and to some extent in America. (See more in text.)
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Linfield, A., "Textile Study: Linen" (1922). SDSU Extension Circulars. 47.