Linen is great for skin, water absorbency, and ease of garment care.
However, and I will be first to say, plain weave linen is too "flat" and not my first pick for items that need "snuggle volume".
Jacquard linen comes with "snuggle volume" but is just so heavy.
Having access to fabric engineers really helps... Allow me to introduce the newest addition to FS fabric repertoire of fluffy goodness - the double-sided IL028 100% linen fabric. Design created exclusively for F|S.
This cloth is only 6.6 ounces a square yard so just a smidge heavier than the All-Purpose medium weight.
How does it get the snuggle volume? The trick is in the weaving technique... the cloth is double sided. Not like reversible, but as in woven with two fabrics that are interconnected into one cloth throughout the surface area.
Once the fabric goes in the first wash and dry - if fluffs up everywhere the 2 sides aren't connected. It will shrink about 8% the weft of the fabric ( width-wise) and 8% warp of the fabric ( lengthwise). Shrinkage is based on a warm wash and low-heat dry.
You will feel like a creative genius when you pull the fabric out of the drier.
Double-Sided cloth is perfect for:
- Placemats and napkins
- Decorative Pillows
- Pants and skirts
- and, of course, Throws
The cloth is Softened so we have added a softener to give it a silkier hand. The fabric has not been laundered so shrinkage will still have to be taken into consideration (shrinkage depends on fabric weave and laundering method).
Content: 100% Linen
Type: YARN DYE
Thread size warp: 17.9
Thread size weft: 17.9
Thread count warp: 57
Thread count weft: 51
Weight: 6.6 oz/yd2