Linen

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Linen by Mind Map: Linen

1. Uses

1.1. Furnishing items

1.1.1. Upholstery

1.1.2. Wallpaper

1.1.3. Window treatments

1.1.4. etc.

1.2. Industrial products

1.2.1. Luggage

1.2.2. Canvases

1.2.3. Sewing thread

1.2.4. etc.

1.3. Apparel items

1.3.1. Shirts

1.3.2. Suits

1.3.3. Dresses

1.3.4. etc.

1.4. Oil painting

1.4.1. Canvas

1.5. Bed, bath, table and kitchen textiles

2. History

2.1. Used for mummification

2.2. The ancient Egyptians wore linen on a daily basis

2.3. There is a long history of linen in Ireland

2.4. The priests of Isis also wore linen because of its purity

3. Care

3.1. Laundering

3.1.1. Use pure soap or gentle detergent

3.1.2. Use oxygen-type bleaches for white linen

3.1.3. Place delicate or fringed linens in a pillowcase before putting them into a washing machine

3.2. Drying

3.2.1. Never tumble-dry linen

3.2.2. Linen naturally dries quickly

3.2.3. Drying white linen in the sun is recommended

4. Properties

4.1. Feels cool

4.2. Poor elasticity

4.2.1. Wrinkles easily

4.3. High natural luster

4.4. Ability to absorb a lot of water

4.5. Very durable

4.5.1. Stronger wet than dry

4.6. Resists dirt and stains

4.7. Has moderate initial shrinkage

5. Linen fabric

6. Flax plant