Cantaloupe Linen Double Gauze
Cantaloupe Linen Double Gauze
Cantaloupe Linen Double Gauze
Cantaloupe Linen Double Gauze

Cantaloupe Linen Double Gauze

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£28.50 /metre
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Description:

A linen double gauze of aquamarine on one side and a coral red on the other. Tumbled at the mill for softness, this fabric would be beautiful for dressmaking as well as for soft furnishings like cushions and throws.

Double gauze consists of two layers of fine open woven linen. They are attached together with tiny stab stitches at regular intervals, usually every centimetre, in a grid pattern.

This cloth is suitable for the following patterns in our Workbook: Bantam and Heron.

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  • 142cm wide.
  • 6.2oz, 210gsm.
  • Aquamarine and coral red.
  • 100% linen.
  • Wash at 30/40 degrees, with a non bio detergent on a low spin.
  • Made using AZO-free dyes.
  • Slubs and small knots are common in this type of cloth.
  • 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 929.
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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