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Unprimed Linen

The painter’s support of choice has always been linen. The yarn is made from the long fibres of the flax plant grown and spun in Belgium. Our linens are of the highest quality, woven either in the UK or Belgium, and include many that are unique to Russell & Chapple.

Linen provides one of the best painting surfaces available. Far superior to cotton in terms of the strength and durability, linen has a beautiful natural texture which sets it apart from the mechanical weave of other fabrics.

All our painting linens are 'loom-state', meaning they are not washed or treated in any way after weaving. The linen will shrink over the stretcher frame when sized, giving the perfect flat and tense painting surface,

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  1. Portrait Linen Extra Fine 84 in / 213 cm 200 gsm

    Portrait Linen Extra Fine 84 in / 213 cm 200 gsm

    Extra-fine 200 gsm Belgian linen with almost no grain.This fabric is closely woven with very fine yarns, producing a material that feels dense but has minimal surface texture. Learn More
  2. Superfine Linen

    Superfine Linen

    Starting at: £0.25

    Fine smooth Belgian linen, woven to the highest standards. Ideal for portraits or detailed work. 205 gsm. Learn More
  3. Fine Artists Linen

    Fine Artists Linen

    Starting at: £0.25

    A canvas only available from Russell & Chapple. This medium-fine textured Belgian linen is our most popular painting linen and is often used by restorers for re-lining. Learn More
  4. Medium Grained Linen 120 in / 305 cm 305 gsm

    Medium Grained Linen 120 in / 305 cm 305 gsm

    Linen Medium Grained 120in 305gsm - Very wide medium weight Belgian linen. The weave is similar to the Fine Artists Linen, but slightly coarser and more open weave. Learn More
  5. Medium Coarse Grained Linen

    Medium Coarse Grained Linen 118 in / 300cm 350 gsm

    Linen Medium Coarse 118in 350gsm - A mid-weight wide linen that has a more pronounced texture than the Medium Grained Linen. It's also less regular in its weave. Learn More
  6. 13 oz Superflax 54 in / 137 cm 13oz / 390 gsm

    13 oz Superflax 54 in / 137 cm 13oz / 390 gsm

    Linen Super Flax 54in 13oz - This heavyweight Belgian linen is dense and tightly woven with a regular medium texture. Learn More
  7. Heavy Wide Linen

    Heavy Wide Linen 118 in / 300 cm 12 oz / 400 gsm

    Linen Heavy Wide 118in 400gsm - Robust and heavy canvas, ideal for large paintings. This linen has been calandered, so has a smoother, slightly glossy surface. Learn More
  8. Grained Linen 84 in / 213 cm 350 gsm

    Grained Linen 84 in / 213 cm 350 gsm

    Linen Grained 84in 350gsm - Extremely dense and closely woven linen with a pronounced regular grain. Learn More
  9. Heavy Flax 84 in / 215 cm 15oz / 520gsm

    Heavy Flax 84 in / 215 cm 15oz / 520gsm

    Linen Flax 84in 15oz - 520gsm Very heavy coarse linen woven from Belgian flax. Its pronounced rough texture makes this a lively and interesting painting surface. Learn More
  10. Herringbone Linen

    Herringbone Linen 83 in / 212 cm 14 oz 480 gsm

    Linen Herringbone 83in 480gsm - A heavy linen, woven in a herringbone twill weave. This linen has a face and a back, with each side giving a distinct texture. Learn More

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