Primitive linen from The Merry Hooker is an excellent 100% Scottish linen foundation designed for the rug hooker who desires an heirloom rug backing that will last for generations. We have recently upgraded our linen foundation fabric and are getting it from a new and excellent source. This is the real deal and fabricated in the British Isles.
Bleached to an off-white color, it’s easy on the eyes for evening hooking sessions (or for those of us with mature eyesight..! This linen has plenty of body, is delightful to hook on, & will withstand many 'reverse hookings' and re-hooks. Woven especially for primitive rug hookers, the weave of this linen allows for easier pulling up of loops using wider cuts of wool. It is appropriate for #5 cuts up through hand torn strips. Sold in fat half yard (30” wide X 36” long) sizes or by the yard (about 60" wide). Your linen will come to you with the cut edges professionally serged with an industrial serger.
Full yard & multiple yard quantities (60” wide) are available.
I personally use this linen for patterns that I draw for my projects and those that I design for my rug hooking friends. We find it quite lovely to hook on!