I have tried a lot of linens, and different backings for my hooked rugs! And it is totally a personal preference! In MY opinion this is THE BEST linen on the market right now!
Linen is one of the strongest natural fibers on the planet, and one of the longest lasting! This particular flax has been evenly woven, for a nice strong heavy duty backing that will serve your heirloom rugs for hundreds of years!
The Dorr primitive linen is unbleached - therefore less stressed, as it has been put through one less process. It is a nice "stiffer" linen - similar to the feel of cushing's bleached linen. Hooking on this is SUCH A JOY!!! it seriously feels like someone "greased the holes" ! Hooking is smooth, and easy, and yet it retains its firm form! I use it for EVERYTHING!
As this is a 'primitive linen' - I reccomend it for #6 cuts and above.
I sell this in continuous yards, 1 yard increments, half yards and fat quarters, all professionally serged so you are ready to start hooking the minute you get it!
I just got a new batch in that is 64" wide, so your smaller cuts will be even larger!!
THIS LISTING IS FOR A FAT QUARTER YARD - measuring 18" x 32" - professionally serged.
If you have any questions at all - just shoot me an email! :)