As you will see, this contention is confounded by the evidence. As shown in the magnified image below, its flax fibres are woven in a three-to-one herringbone twill.
This weave was common in the ancient Middle East, but not found in Europe when the shroud was first displayed there.
Likewise many christians today, regardless of any scientific processes that may be shown to play a part, would regard the formation and preservation of the image to be a timeless witness to Jesus' suffering for our sins, and his resurrection to bring us new life.
Questions raised by the skeptics have been answered.
The gospel of John records it as follows: And so Simon Peter also came, following him, and entered the tomb; and he saw the linen wrappings lying there, and the face-cloth which had been on His head, not lying with the linen wrappings, but rolled up in a place by itself.
(John 20:6-7 NASB) Notice that as well as the burial linen, John describes a smaller face-cloth. It has a known history, and the correspondence of certain features on it to details on the shroud image add a great deal of credibility to the latter.
The body of the Turin Shroud has not yet been explained by traditional science and the attempts to obtain a similar image by chemical methods failed until now, the report noted.
We present a summary of the results of five-years experiments of laser irradiation (spectrum of the emitted light in the ultraviolet and vacuum ultraviolet) of raw linen fabrics, seeking for a coloration similar to that of the body image embedded onto the Shroud of Turin.
It is time for me to declare my own belief that the shroud is authentic.