Irish Linen • Linen Fabric • Linen Fabric History
Links for information on linen fabric,
its manufacture, use & care.
From the Rebecca’s Pocket site.
A stamp from Northern Ireland.
Ulster's Irish Linen
Irish Linen Guild
Founded in 1928, the Irish Linen Guild promotes Irish linen and ensures that high standards are maintained in the industry. Site has an excellent history of the linen fiber and linen fabric.
Fergusons Irish Linen
Click on the “Virtual Tour” button for an interesting look at how Irish linen fabric is produced.
Irish Linen Center & Lisburn Museum
The Irish Linen Center and Lisburn Museum houses a major exhibition of the history of Irish linen fabric. An interesting place to visit while in Ireland.
Ulster Linen Irish Linen
A lecture by W. H. WEBB, F.T.I. The Old Bleach Linen Co., Ltd., Randaistown, Northern Ireland.
Extensive list of articles on textile care.
Stamps with a Textile Theme Northern Ireland stamps, featuring the flax plant, reflecting the importance of the Irish linen fabric industry to the country. Includes a nice historical article.
GhostWatch at Irelandseye.com
Ghosts reported on live webcam in haunted Belfast linen mill.
Cynthia's Antique & Vintage Linens
Midway down the page are some excellent suggestions for caring for linen fabric.
House of Ireland
The care of Irish linen fabric including: laundering, ironing tips, storage, travel, cleaning linen fabric interior furnishings - draperies, wallcoverings, upholstery and carpets.
Advice for cleaning linen fabrics: “There is something that magically happens when you mix buttermilk, water, and lemon juice together. It all works naturally together with no damage to materials.” Carolyn in Harlingen, Texas