** We have a few additional pieces of primitive linen available in our Primitive Linen + Rug Warp Sample Packs - off-cuts/remnants **
This 100% linen backing is woven using 2-ply linen yarn. It works well with the #8, #9, and #10 fine Oxford Punch Needles and finer yarns. Also recommended for the Mini #14 and Mini with Heels #13 Oxford punches and fine yarns. Also great for traditional rug hooking with wider cut strips. This is an attractive backing to use when you want to punch part of your project and leave the rest of the backing showing. 64" wide; Approximately 12 threads per inch.
This fabric is similar to hessian in appearance but is softer and silkier to the touch. It is an amazing fabric.
- 64 inches x 36 inches (152cm x 91cm): perfect for large scale project, floor rugs, etc.
- 36 inches x 32 inches (91cm x 81cm): ideal for 2-3 cushions or wall hangings or a smaller rug
- 18 inches x 32 inches (46cm x 81cm): great for a cushion or wall hanging or just for experimenting
Amy Oxford offers this helpful tip: Add 5" on each side of your pattern to make sure you have enough extra to hem your rug. So if your rug is 24" x 36" your backing should be 34" x 46". Also, always measure to make sure the final size you choose will fit on your frame!