Cloud ~ naturally dyed using Indigo & Shibori techniques
This is a special treat, we had some left overs from a recent custom project and thought, perhaps you might like to do something with it? This is a one of a kind fabric, Irish lightweight linen spun and woven in Northern Ireland.
The clouds are created by using a shibori technique (similar to tie dye) then dyed with organic indigo. The white cloud pattern is spread widely across the entire fabric, with solid blue areas in between. Colour is a light to medium blue.
This Linen is suitable for:
Summer clothing, skirts, dresses, Blouses, Shirts, trousers, hats
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% Linen
Width approx.: 150 cm
Colour: white Clouds on a light to medium blue background
Weight: approx 125 g/square meter
Wash: 30 degrees Celsius