Which plant is used to make linen?

Linen, one of the oldest human fabrics, is woven from fibers of the flax plant. The fibers are located in the stalk, which is picked by hand. After the fibers have been separated from the stalk and processed, they are spun into yarns and woven or knit into linen textiles. However, many years ago linen was used for sheets and is still used for household items such as tablecloths and personal items such as handkerchiefs. Slacks, dresses, suits, and blazers are all common clothing items made from linen today.


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