Linen – The Preferred Fabric for Clothing of Healing, Healthy Living and Well Being

The following is an article written for Fabrics-store.com from a guest writer, regarding their views on the healing properties of linen, and may not be factual or contain the views of those at Fabrics-store.com. We are open to all views on linens, but cannot guarantee any physical, mental, spiritual, or other healing properties contained in linen fabrics. Thank you for your understanding!

ELECTRONIC PROPERTIES

At the electronic cellular level, flax cells are highly complementary with human cells; producing a benevolent effect on the human organism. The human cell is capable of completely dissolving a flax cell. It is interesting that flax thread appears to be the only natural material utilized for internal sutures in a surgical setting.

Scientists have discovered that linen fibers reflect light. The light energy aspect of living organisms has been measured by many individuals within the Scientific community. Nobel prize winning Dr.Otto Heinrich Warburg identified signature frequency numbers of the average human at 70-90. All results with numbers less than 50 were identified as the signature frequency of chronic disease. Any number less than 15 was identified with those having a diagnosed incurable condition such as cancer.

Flax and Health Benefits

The measurement of linen fabric measures 5,000 signature frequencies. How do other fabrics compare? Plant fibers like cotton and hemp are not a healing fiber when measuring its signature energy output. Standard bleached and colored cotton measures 40 units of energy. The good news is that Organic unbleached cotton measures 100 units of energy which is a ‘normal’ but not a healing fiber. The silk fabric measures 10 units of energy which would fail to support health in the human body. Could it be a low number because of its origin? Silk is produced from an ‘unclean’ insect. Could silk be also use of so many chemicals that it is an unhealthy fabric. Rayon measures at 15 signature frequency. Polyester, acrylic, spandex, lycra, viscose and nylon measure zero and do not reflect light. Pure wool measures 5000 units of energy. For any individual desiring to be well the best recommendation from the instructions of the Holy Scriptures is to wear linen. The Biblical warning of wearing wool and linen together proved in scientific studies to be accurate: the energy of these two fabrics put together (wool sweater on top of a linen outfit) collapsed the electrical field as well as wearing of black colored fabric. Where the two textiles measure 5,000 signature frequencies, when put together, these cancelled each other and brought measurable weakness and in some tests even pain to the human body.

HISTORICAL USE

Since the earliest times, flax has been known to have healing properties. Recent studies out of Japan and posted from the linen textile manufacturers confirm this truth. In the Latin language, the word flax means “being most useful” and the Holy Scriptures certainly emphasized this material over all other fabrics for the Holy attire. The original Hebrew language gives the attire of Adam and Eve as a linen robe of light (Genesis 3:21). In establishing the protocols ‘statutes’ of health, the prophet Moses received specific instructions. Cleansing a ‘leper’ meaning those ‘incurable’ gave only three distinct fabrics of attire: wool or linen or leather (Leviticus 13:47-48). It was emphasized as forbidden to wear linen and wool together (Leviticus 19:19 and Deuteronomy 22:11)

Historically the beautiful white linen attire of the Hebrew people was with Almighty God’s specific instructions, the decisions as given in the instructions ‘Torah’ as ordinances (Exodus 39:1-31). What special qualities were in this linen material that would restore life? Comprising a multitude of household items, flax possesses truly exceptional hygienic properties that heighten its value in consumer products and explains its widespread popularity.

Flax is an annual of the family Linaceae. There are over 200 varieties of flax plants that, depending on the regional conditions and climate. Flax blooms in clusters of bluish, navy-blue, and, more seldom, violet, rosy and white flowers that open up at dawn and close and fall at around noon when heat sets in. Each flower blooms for a few hours. Bees collect close to fifteen kg of honey from one hectare of flax field. Researchers found that one will fall asleep faster, sleep deeper, and wake up in a better mood after sleeping in linen! No fabric outpaces linen in natural strength, luster and durability. Ancient healing secrets revealed in the Holy Scriptures instruct that this fabric is considered Holy attire and part of the sanctification path. Linen is an ideal fabric not only for attire but for your table at every meal as a ‘high energy’ tablecloth and napkin.

PHYSICAL PROPERTIES

Flax fabric is an excellent filter protecting against chemical exposure, noise and dust. – Linen clothing reduces solar gamma radiation by almost half thereby protecting humans wearing linen. -Flax fiber retrieved from contaminated soil appears to be totally resistant to harmful radiation. – Linen underwear heightens positive emotions as well as possessing rare bacteriological properties. Resistant to fungus and bacteria, flax is found to be an effective barrier to some diseases. According to Japanese researchers, studies have shown that bed-ridden patients do not develop bedsores where linen bed sheets are used. Wearing linen clothes helps to decrease some skin diseases – from common rash to chronic eczemas. -Linen is highly “hydroscopic” meaning it rapidly absorbs and gives up moisture. Adsorbing water as quickly as a pond surface, before giving a feeling of being wet, linen cloth can absorb as much as 20% of its dry weight. This explains why linen cloth always feels fresh and cool.
Linen does not cause allergic reactions and is helpful in treating a number of allergic disorders. Linen is effective in dealing with inflammatory conditions, reducing fever, and providing a healthy air exchange. Some neurological ailments benefit from the use of linen clothing.

Linen cloth does not accumulate static electricity – even a small addition of flax fibers (up to 10%) to a cloth is enough to eliminate the static electricity effect.
Linen possesses high air permeability and heat – Heat conductivity of Linen is five tmes as high as wool and 19 tmes as that of silk . In hot weather those dressed in Linen clhothing are found to show the skin temperature 3°-4°C below that of their silk or cotton-wearing friends. According to some studies, a person wearing linen clothes perspires 1.5 times less than when dressed in cotton clothes and twice less than when dressed in viscose clothes. Meanwhile in cold weather linen is an ideal warmth-keeper.

Silica present in the flax fiber protects linen against rotting – the preserved mummies of Egyptian Pharaohs were wrapped in the finest linen cloth.Linen rejects dirt and does not get a furry texture; linen and linen-containing articles are easily laundered in hot water, may be boiled and dried in the sun, besides they may be hot-ironed thereby ensuring maximum sterilization; Linen provides a sensation of gentle, natural relief. Linen’s smooth surface and matte luster appears beautiful and feels pleasant to the touch. The more linen is washed, the softer and smoother it becomes.

TESTIMONIES

When wearing 100% linen, many individuals have testified that their healing was rapid. Post injury or surgical pain was substantially reduced (without the use of prescription or over the counter drugs) when using linen bandages and wearing linen clothing.

This information which would be a little noticed matter except for this research which demonstrates why it was a necessary part of the path of faith. A most remarkable testimony was shared by a Karaite Jew: He testified of his linen tallit, (prayer shawl) that was precious to him. This prayer shawl was so familiar to him that it was similar to a well worn Holy Scriptures whose pages had become regularly touched with use. In questioning him as to why he still had it, he opened up to share a remarkable testimony. Thirteen years previously, his wife was in labor and delivered an infant that failed to breathe. Calling the emergency 911 team, they waited gripped with the inevitable loss of an infant in ‘stillbirth.’ Grief stricken, he grabbed his prayer shawl and held his daughter in his arms for an agonizing 30 minutes. He recited the prayers of faith while waiting for the team to arrive. Unbelievably, according to his account, when the paramedics arrived, and had not yet touched the infant, there was a dramatic color change for the infant and breathing had resumed! He testified that this special child has a brilliant mind and does well in school. This amazing miracle involved use of a specific linen tallit that would be ‘swaddling.’ Did this linen prayer shawl contribute to the healing of this infant– demonstrating the benefits of obedience to the specific divine requirements for linen for religious ceremonies as revealed above as recorded in the Holy Scriptures?Testimonies from many individuals confirm that this Biblical clothing protocol brought healing their bodies.

The Holy Scriptures prescribes the wearing of linen or wool (separately of course) for those that are ill and ‘incurable’ in Leviticus 13. Linen is an ideal fabric not only for attire but for your table at every meal as a ‘high energy’ tablecloth and napkin.

In summary, if you wear black clothing, standard cotton clothing, rayon, polyester and nylon stockings, these will hinder your health by discharging and extinguishing one’s electrical field light. When put into nature law depletion, there will be darkness. The human body will struggle with 9 areas of opened windows within the human body vulnerable for attack. The areas of windows in the ‘nerve bundle’ regions of the human body ‘leak’ subtle energy fields with the reserves of mineral charges. The dead battery effect would drain until the cellular function would be termed useless. If you have good flax next to wool or other man made ‘fake’ fibers, the energy signature will ‘discharge’ and one will suffer the consequences. This is the law of nature principle. What is at a higher level will come down to the average of the lower amount unless shielded. If you use cotton, rayon, these are not as strengthening to your body and may serve to keep your health ‘average’ with the typical western illnesses. If you want optimum health and healing and a strengthened immune system, you can choose to follow the instructions of the Holy Scriptures in getting your holy wardrobe knowing that you have the highest blessings available. Bless the LORD for this new knowledge and seek HIS ways.

BIBLICAL REFERENCES TO LINEN

“And to her was granted that she should be arrayed in fine linen, clean and bright: For fine linen is the righteousness of Saints”- Revelation 19:8

The description of the Tabernacle, which formed the central point of worship for the tribes of Israel, the historical record tells us that the curtains were of fine linen. The use of linen was to have holy garments for the priests of the nation for glory and for beauty (Exodus 28:2). On Yom Kippur the High Priest alone entered the Holy of Holies, to make atonement for his house and for the people (Lev. 16); on that occasion he wore white linen garments. Aaron, the high priest, entered the holy place, he put on a holy linen coat-and girdle, and upon his head was a linen cap, This shows the unique place held by linen in the history of ancient times, and the reverence accorded it is further demonstrated in the New Testament, which states that when the Revelation of things to come was vouchsafed to John, the seven angels, who held in their hands the past and future of mankind, were clothed in pure and white linen; and a final quotation from the same Book of Revelation actions informs us that the garments of those chosen for eternal life and happiness will be of fine linen. The use of linen for priestly vestments was not confined to the ancient Israelites, during the birth of the Messiah, we know that linen was a common fabric used by the people and the Temple because of its purity.

What prophecy has been of flax relating to the true Messiah? “A bruised reed shall he not break and the smoking flax shall he not quench: he shall bring forth judgment unto truth.” – Isaiah 42:3 and Matthew 12:20. These are prophecies that would identify the Messiah to be a light to the Gentiles (Isaiah 42:6).

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45 comments

  1. shirley

    I cannot comment on any of the observations about the benefits of linen, I am generally a sceptic. I do know however that when I am in my medieval reenactor kit of long linen over- and under-dress I find it very relaxing and pleasant to wear. Maybe there are other influences, but I do like the feel of linen.

  2. Pat

    I really like the 100% linen sheets from Bedella.com They are the best prices that I have seen on the net and they come in over 50 different color options.

  3. Carol Alavezos

    Appreciate so much your very enlightening Article. This answers many questions I have had when reading the Holy Scriptures in regards to garments made of linen as well as the Bible’s council not to “wear a garment of divers sorts, as of woolen and linen together” (Deut. 22:11) & “neither shall a garment mingled of linen and woolen come upon thee” (Lev. 19:19). Would love to learn more about this. Thank you for sharing.

  4. diane thomas

    I had no idea that the wearing of linen was healing..I do know that wearing white linen has always made me feel exquisite..just right..diane

  5. Hakham Meir Rekhavi

    An interesting article, but the Hebrew is flawed. For example the author writes, “The original Hebrew language gives the attire of Adam and Eve as a linen robe of light (Genesis 3:21)”. When in fact the Hebrew has “garments of skin/hide”.

    Hakham Meir Y. Rekhavi
    Chancellor
    Karaite Jewish University

  6. Lee

    This is one amazing article. Now I can read these passages in the bble with a greater understanding. Personally I disliked linen because it wrinkled so easy – but with this knowledge the trade off is worth it.

    Thank you so much for this artice.

  7. Molly

    Are we to wear linen exclusively? Is one piece “enough” and should it be pure linen or can it be mixed (with something other than wool)?

  8. isabelle

    Looking to purchase ORGANIC Linen fabric… most places I’ve found only carry non-organic.

    Does anyone know of a reputable source?

    Thank you =)

  9. Neamul Hasan

    I have gone through your article and found the benifts of Linen fabric. I do belive this artical will make us more concious about our linen use.

    We are cotton fabric and garment manufacturing factory.i had a question in my mind why we dont produce linen fabric and garments. May be in global market it has no huge demand or i dont know who are the garments customer of it.

    Though you are not related with below issue but if you have idea of it then let me know the below info :

    Can you give me a info. Who are the major customer of linen fabric and garment.Actually by having a demand, we can also
    produce linen fabric commercially. Hope commercial production of linen fabric will help to reduce of its price.
    If linen garments and fabric is available in market then people will start to use it.

  10. noel

    not sure why my link was removed but they have nice things there. linen mattress covers and more. if you want it, I’ll privately send the link…

  11. Marybeth

    I have purchased linen clothing at Kohl’s- Chaps brand…
    Talbots is also a good source- TJ Maxx, Burlington, and Ross has some from time to time.

  12. Marybeth

    If you get a reply to your question please let me know. I am interested in all bedding including my mattress as well!

  13. ARTHUR ATTAWAY

    Question: Since cotton under or on top of linen causes the frequency of linen to go down to either 40 or 100, then how do I find all of the necessary items made of linen to support my health? For instance, linen sheets and blankets but what about the mattress or the mattress cover. Or, cotton underwear, pants, sport coat (which has a non linen lining), linen dress shirt (??), linen tie (??, linen socks (??)? Lastly, how does leather shoes affect the wearing on linen? I’m in the process of making the change but how do I do it correctly to receive the maximum potential benefit.

    Thank you

    1. amcken3

      Yes, I would like to know where to buy all these things too…the line mattress pad…and linen undergarments in particular…I am not able to find these.

  14. ands

    I am realy amazed and thrilled to read this information, Now i am doing my project in linen sports wear (Tennis), Do you have any refrences or information that linen and its blends are suitable for sports wear application,

  15. Jillian Hergenrather

    When I originally posted this article, I was not sure where it had come from. When fabrics-store.com wanted to give me a store credit for the post, I told them I was not the author. They still thought it was note worthy & worth a credit. I have been caring for my mother 24/7 these last few years & have not had time to follow this post. She recently past into the presence of the Lord. I didn’t have the copyright info initially. I researched and found the source & have included the copyright information. Please forgive me. I found this information so inspiring I thought it needed to be here at a site that sold linen.

    Ahav, Jillian Hergenrather

    © 2001-2010 Zipporah reshel Designs / Ziporah’s Thimble Copyright on all images,descriptions,ideas,designs & patterns. All rights reserved
    The Original Linen article is the property of Hebrews Today who are the researchers of the Linen testing and is copyrighted material at the US library of congress
    Permission was granted in 2006 by Hebrews Today to Zipporah Reshel Designs to post Biblical scriptures and testimonies regarding Linen as well as pass on brochures with this information,
    if you would like a copy please contact Zipporah Reshel Designs for an Inforamtional brochure
    This article cannot be copied used electronically or altered in any way with out permission,

  16. Judy Rempe

    Great article, but the reference to Gen. 3:21, the attire of Adam and Eve as a linen robe of light, is not in scripture.
    That scripture occurs after the fall and is Yahweh giving Man human skin INSTEAD of bodies of light (not linen).
    The Hebrew is “aien,vav,resh, vav, tet, meaning “the hide” of animals. Before the fall there was no neat for linen. Linen was needed after the fall to protect the human flesh from the elements.

  17. Misty

    To answer the questions about the research, and this article. One of the comments above is from the author of this article, which is copyrighted, and has been printed in diverse places online withOUT proper credits to the original author. Please see below for further information!

    Here’s an excerpt from above:
    Shalom,

    I have seen your website previously and appreciate your encouragement to the public of the wearing of the natural fabrics of linen. My husband and I are the authors of the article that you have posted. As researchers, we have copyrighted the material at the US library of congress. We would appreciate your giving us credit for our research and work that has cost us six years to investigate with scientific modalities to understand the benefit of linen and validate the Sacred Scriptures. We invite your readers to learn more of our research that is ongoing posted at http://www.youtube.com/user/eliyahuarrival This is an educational audiovisual format of research. The newest with a surprising study for the linen research link is http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4eUaZz0sYGU

    ……………

    We will be publishing further material on our fabric research and should any desire to receive updates and be interested in purchasing the book that we are writing about linen apparel, please feel free to contact me.

    Sincerely,
    Dr. Heidi Yellen
    drheidiyellen@hotmail.com

  18. Kim

    Am making a linen prayer shawl made but am having a little trouble with the embroidery so need to find someone who has a machine that can embroider using linen thread which is thicker than other threads. Any information would be appreciated.

  19. silke Rowbal

    peer study is’nt everything. It presumes there is an interest. The thought has to fight its way through prejudice, belief, an open or closed mind to things. electrical fields can be measured, there is a way to collect data. As for the not measurable data, that which makes people feel better and heals what ails them, I comment let them do as they see fit. Much a great thing has never made it into peer review and is nevertheless existent. The gnostics have proven that centuries ago. Faith is a healer though we may not be able to peer study it into evidence.

  20. Just Lea

    I find this very same article all over the web by those promoting their fabrics: But I DO NOT FIND ANY articles by Otto Warburg or anyone else supporting this with scientific study: Warburg’s Nobel prize was for discoverer of causes of cancer but I do not find linen research. Where are the references to cite this proof of Linen/ wool properties?

  21. Sandra

    Quoted from article: “the energy of these two fabrics put together (wool sweater on top of a linen outfit) collapsed the electrical field as well as wearing of black colored fabric. Where the two textiles measure 5,000 signature frequencies, when put together, these cancelled each other and brought measurable weakness and in some tests even pain to the human body.”

    Are you saying that wearing black linen would collapse the frequencies, or just wearing black of any color? I have a black linen outfit that I like. I’d hate to think it’s not doing me any good.

    Also, here’s a quote from the comment above: “can you direct me to further information along these lines about the energetic and spiritual properties of fabrics etc?”

    No one has replied. So, if anyone knows of any sources for more information on this topic, I would also like to know.

    Sandra

  22. Hannah Ben-David

    Please can you tell me if there is a book written by Jillian Hergenrather that this article comes from or can you direct me to further info on this subject eg about the healing and spiritaul and energetic properties of fabrics – eg linen compared to others such as bamboo, wool etc?
    Thanks truly’
    hannah

  23. Hannah Ben-David

    Please can you tell me if there is a book by Jillian Hergenrather that this article comes from or can you direct me to further information along these lines about the enerbetic and spiritual properties of fabrics etc?
    Thank you truly
    hannah

  24. Rightriot

    Healing fibers? I call BS. Show me some peer-reviewed studies.

    I’m sure there are numerous environmental benefits of linen. Healing properties of the fibers are not among them.

  25. ruth hagemann

    I am totally amazed and thrilled to have seen this info pop up on my inbox.I have desperately tried to get hold of linen from Israel but to no avail. I make garments and have always wanted to use linen from Israel. I grow this delightful blue flax flower in my garden and enjoy eating the seeds on my garden walks. I live in South Africa and am hoping to get a very dear friend,who is off to Wisconsin for a few weeks, to make further enquiries for me. I guess this is the only way I can get some of this pure cloth to my sewing table and to my heart and on to others!

  26. Dr.Heidi Crawford-Yellen

    Regarding the linen wool mixture forbidden, it is true that there are individuals that might not feel that their strength is lost through wearing this blend. However, with extensive volunteer testing, EVERYONE knew that there was a loss of strength with a textile blend and a layering of wool and linen attire.
    One disasterous experiment that ended as quickly as we could get the wool off was in attempting to find out what happens with wool and linen blended upon the human body. The electrical field of the mind was felt as if it was put into an absolute emergency of electrical field discharges. Linen on the body trunk, wool socks, wool gloves, wool scarf, wool scarf. It was awful to experience and we highly do NOT recommend any further testing. As the senior researcher, a team of experts joined me to make history when we measured the electrical field with experimental agriculture equipment to learn the signature frequency of linen (5,000) and also of wool (5,000). I testify that the technician measured that the wool and linen together was ZERO. For the increasing loss of muscle strength that one experiences in blending wool and linen attire, it is not worth it. To our knowledge, no one has fully investigated those with muscle diseases if their apparel contributed to their disease.
    Many designers put wool felt in their linen garments. We have found that this is deceptive and will cause harm even if the wearer does not realize the laws of nature are broken.
    Interestingly, the nation of Israel had an enormous uprising and statewide protest against a designer that brought linen-wool blend textile suits to Jerusalem. People were furious! Yet sadly, the religious community feels that they are allowed to transgress the nature laws and have purposefully blended ‘shatnez’ (wool and linen) for their religious apparel. That is why we are teaching people that we are Hebrews for all of today’s communities of faith to regain their rights to be healthy.

    For those interested in our new article ‘The Black Lie’ please feel free to write us!

    Sincerely,
    Dr. Heidi Yellen

  27. Dr.Heidi Crawford-Yellen

    Shalom,

    I have seen your website previously and appreciate your encouragement to the public of the wearing of the natural fabrics of linen. My husband and I are the authors of the article that you have posted. As researchers, we have copyrighted the material at the US library of congress. We would appreciate your giving us credit for our research and work that has cost us six years to investigate with scientific modalities to understand the benefit of linen and validate the Sacred Scriptures. We invite your readers to learn more of our research that is ongoing posted at http://www.youtube.com/user/eliyahuarrival This is an educational audiovisual format of research. The newest with a surprising study for the linen research link is http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4eUaZz0sYGU

    Glad your readers are happy with what they learned.

    Application of linen to those that are very ill has been rewarding. One testimony not yet published is of an accident with the kitchen knife where the knife cut the digit of the index finger. There was significant damage with diagnosed severed ligaments and tendons. With immediate application of cotton and regular bandages, the pain was excruciating. With the change to linen wrap, the pain was immediately resolved WITHOUT ANY DRUGS.

    Another linen testimony – elderly woman with diagnosed 3 compression fractures of the spine. She heard of our research and applied the linen and shawl with fringes. She reports that she is 95% improved to now do gardening and housework again. She is elated.

    Another 91 year old had excruciating pain of the ankle during the night. She grabbed a linen cloth and wrapped it around her ankle to report after a wonderful sleep that it was perfectly without pain.

    Elderly are able to maintain stability in ambulation and standing when linen is worn WITH FRINGES. This can be a linen scarf for example placed as a shawl. The earth energy is gathered up and assists the body in maintaining and empowering it to increase its strength.

    For those very ill, invalids, the fringes on the body is really important. We have tested a 30% measurable pound strength increase with linen attire and linen textiles for the home for those desiring to increase muscle strength. For those paralyzed, we have covered up the black invalid equipment and applied linen and immense improvement is noted. We are presently applying for grants to further this research. Any ideas from the audience is most welcome!

    A former oncologist reported to us that she had a vivid dream on January 26, 2009. She testified that she was told by an Angel of the LORD that it would be imperative for those desiring to stand through the plagues of this modern society, that one wear linen with fringes to ‘gather up earth energy.’ We have found her testimony to be truthful as our research has confirmed it.

    We will be publishing further material on our fabric research and should any desire to receive updates and be interested in purchasing the book that we are writing about linen apparel, please feel free to contact me.

    Sincerely,
    Dr. Heidi Yellen
    drheidiyellen@hotmail.com

    1. Melinda Caton

      Dear Dr Yellen,

      Thanks for this wonderful information about linen. I have a passion for the medical missionary work (herbs, vegan diet) the Lord have given to His people to reach out to those who have health challenges. I am very happy to read your article and discover another blessing to obtain the best of health. Indeed, the Lord wishes above all things that we may prosper and be in good health even as our souls prospers. 3 John 2. Praise God!
      Thanks again for sharing this information as I will be passing this along with your contact information at end of article.

      I pray for the Lord’s blessing as you continue your research.

      All to His Glory,

      Melinda

  28. LinenKids

    This is one of the most interesting articles about linen.
    I love linen and as a mother of two children I discovered that linen is perfect for children.

  29. Carmen Estrada

    Thank you so much for this inspiring article, I am familiar with all the bible verses quoted and find it fascinating when scientific research confirms God’s Word. Thanks for the thoroughness of the study, the findings are quite amazing. I always liked wearing natural fibers, but I will definetely focus more on linen now, and also on wearing lighter colors.

    My best experience with white linen was making a wedding dress in that fabric for a very special friend at my church. It looked exquisite!

    Looking forward for more great articles on linen in the future

  30. Robert

    Nice article. One comment on the wearing of Linen and Wool together: Deuteronomy 22:11 (KJV) says “Thou shalt not wear a garment of divers sorts, as of woollen and linen together.”

    Divers as defined in Strongs Hebrew Lexicon: 8162 sha`atnez shah-at-naze’ probably of foreign derivation; linsey- woolsey, i.e. cloth of linen and wool carded and spun together:–garment of divers sorts, linen and wollen”

    The intent was to not wear garments made of both Linen and Wool spun together. This would be a true abomination to wonderfully comfortable linen and I suspect a bit scratchy.

    Never experienced weakness from wearing my linen undertunic beneath a wool tunic.

  31. Carolyn

    I agree that linen is warm. Once I was returning from Old Fort Niagara in a snow storm and had not changed out of my layers of linen reenacting clothing. Even though the wind was blowing and the snow was swirling, I was warm with all my layers, as much so as I would have been with sweaters or a cloak.

    Thank you for the scientific information–it’s nice to know.

  32. Molly

    This is the most amazing article I’ve ever read about linen, a fabric I have loved forever. I am going to make linen prayer shawls for the people I care for, especially those who are ill, and include a copy of this article with the shaw.

  33. Andrea Lucia

    Hi!
    Your article really explains why I love to wear anything linen! Now I have to go and buy more linen clothing. I’ve always been a big believer in cotton/silk but will concentrate more on linen now.
    Thank you for the information!

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