One of a kind and a very special one at that. This heritage linen has been made from flax grown in Ireland, was spun & woven in Ireland over 100 years ago. Because it was woven by hand in a cottage industry setting, it is narrow, only 85cm wide. We dyed it with organic indigo for a project, but in the end it wasn't dark enough for the designer's requirements.
The fabric is a light delicate linen and has an original feel to it. Also, the colour uptake was unique. It has a worn denim look, the blues mingle with lighter streaks of blue grey and blue purple. Only visible on close up inspection and impossible for me to catch with the camera, unfortunately. Let's put it like that: You won't be disappointed, if you like an original fabric.
This Linen is suitable for:
Summer clothing, skirts, dresses, Blouses, Shirts
Homeware and Crafts:
Patchwork, Quilting, home accessories and embroidery.
Linen can be expensive, but it is also much better for the environment. Flax plants are very resilient, they can grow in poor soil, and require very little water. What’s more, every single part of the flax plant is then used in making all types of products, from linen clothing to varnishes.
Similar to silk, 100% linen is wonderful for people with sensitive skin and those prone to allergic reactions like "prickly heat" in hot weather. For women who suffer from "hot flushes", 100% linen is the most comfortable answer in warm environments.
Linen can't and shouldn't be ironed. The creasing is part of the natural allure. The creasing also molds the garment, and in practice the more creasing there is, the less evident it becomes as the whole garment softens.
Linen loves being washed and dries much quicker than Cotton. The more it is worn and washed the softer the fabric becomes. It also lasts much longer than cotton, as it is harder wearing and a much stronger material.
In a nutshell:
Material: 100% Irish Linen
Width approx.: 85cm
Colour: Indigo blue
Wash: it can be washed like other linen, but due to its age, I would recommend a gentle approach. No dry cleaning.