Woolsey Oxblood
Woolsey Oxblood
Woolsey Oxblood
Woolsey Oxblood
Woolsey Oxblood
Woolsey Oxblood
Woolsey Oxblood
Woolsey Oxblood
Woolsey Oxblood
Woolsey Oxblood

Woolsey Oxblood Wool/Linen

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Description:

A linen/wool double gauze. Pre laundered at the mill to make the softest fabric to ever exist.

This cloth has two layers of linen/wool which are invisibly stitched together. This helps to trap air between the layers, which in turn keeps you very toasty. This fabric is beautiful for dressmaking as well as cushions, throws, curtains and would even make a very cosy scarf.

Dyed the same shade as our popular Oxblood laundered linen.

  • 137cm wide.
  • 7.1oz, 240gsm.
  • 78% linen, 16% wool, 6% polyester.
  • Wash on a wool wash at 30 degrees. Do not tumble dry.
  • Never dry linen in direct sunlight as the colour can bleach and fade.
  • Made using AZO-free dyes.
  • As all computer monitors show colours differently, we recommend ordering a sample of the cloth to check it is the right colour and weight for your project.
  • Thread match Gutermann Sew All 23.

We have more shades of Woolsey fabric, these can be seen if you click the alternative fabrics tab.

*Please note you do not need to pre wash this fabric as it is laundered at mill. If you do decide to, you must overlock the edges before putting it in the machine.

More about this cloth

Linen is naturally stain resistant, does not pile, and is moth repellent. It is easy to wash as it can sustain high temperatures, is has very little if no shrinkage and is very strong.

It is anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, hypo allergenic and thermoregulating, it will also absorb up 20%  moisture before feeling damp.

As the linen fibres have low elasticity (which causes it to crease) it will wear in any areas that are repeatedly folded in the same place for a long time, however it does have much better abrasion resistance than say cotton.

Eco credentials

Flax is a strong plant best grown in northern Europe. It needs little or no fertilisers and due to the local climate, little extra water. It doesn’t really require many pesticides either as it can grow in poor quality soil. The Advisory Commission Report to the European Parliament stated that flax cultivation has positive effects on eco-system diversity as it allows for an “environmental pause”. One hectare of flax can retain 3.7 tonnes of CO2. Every part of the plant is used, what isn’t used to produce linen can be used to make linseed oil, paper, cattle feed or even soap.

Linen is therefore almost naturally organic. It is completely biodegradable, recyclable and due to its natural absorbency, it requires less dye than cotton. Linen therefore scores high on the ecological chart.

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