I would like to save my linen yarn and use a cotton for the canvas weave sampler. What weight cotton would b e best. I hate using such nice yarn for samplers. What do folks do with the samplers besides look at them at some time in the future.?
One of the advantages of using different yarns in the samples - including linen - is that you learn to weave with a variety of yarns, finish them and have a sample to look at and feel when you are designing your own projects. It's a useful tool to have in your weaving toolbox.