Soft Indigo Linen/Cotton
Soft Indigo Linen/Cotton
Soft Indigo Linen/Cotton
Soft Indigo Linen/Cotton

Soft Indigo Linen/Cotton

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A super soft indigo linen and cotton blend. A versatile cloth that would be a staple in any wardrobe.

Suitable for dresses, tops, trousers and even lightweight jackets. This cloth is suitable for the following patterns in our Workbook: Bantam, Heron, Strides, Curlew and Saltmarsh.

This is a deadstock fabric. Deadstock fabric is excess fabric from fashion designers, movie sets, and fabric mills that is no longer needed for the job it was originally intended for. It is not reorderable, so when it’s gone, it’s really gone.

  • 30% Linen, 70% Cotton.
  • 148cm wide.
  • 60z, 209gsm.
  • Country of origin, Italy.
  • Wash cool on a delicate cycle with non-bio detergent and a gentle spin.
  • Submerge fabric in water before putting in the drum.
  • Do not tumble. Shake out and dry flat.
  • If you would like to order a sample of this cloth, please click on the 'buy' tab and then 'add sample to cart'.
  • 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 711.
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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