IL087 French Ticking Normandy Natural/white/pewter Mlt-5 Fs Premier Finish - 100% Linen Fabric - Medium (6.8 oz/yd2) - 0.50 Yard, Width 59"

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A visual reproduction of French Ticking that combines classic design elements with a modern color palette and pays homage to the exquisite example of textile manufacturing.

Using a more modern color palette allowed us to coordinate them with several of our most popular solid colors already available in our linen collection.  This cloth is woven in the Natural, White, Warm Grayish Brown color way. Just look for the matching color names in solid colors, and you will have a shade match to the Ticking.

IL087 Normandy is a 59 inch wide, 100% linen fabric constructed using long-staple wet combed linen with 32% higher density than our All-Purpose medium weight linen. This fabric has the thickness needed in interior design and to last for ages.

Our design team replicated the unique elements of the French Ticking fabric, a tight herringbone weave and yarn-dyed threads, to bring you an authentic but updated version of the time-honored original.

The dyes we used for the threads make the fabric colorfast and the bold stripe patterns will not bleed onto your main cloth allowing for at-home laundering without issue.

The dyeing of the yarns before weaving the design allowed us to create a vivid contrast of the stripes to the background color and the patterns will retain their true shade, unlike the imitation ticking that uses print to apply the designs.

Normandy collection is a must-have fabric to create French Interiors allowing you to replicate not just the structural architecture but to carry the style throughout the soft interior touches. This fabric design adds soft visual breaks to cottage-style interiors and softens ascetic designs. Design created and available exclusively at F|S.

The Premier Finish undergoes a two-step process to give the cloth a luxurious, supple feel right out of the box.

First, we apply a softener to give the fabric a silkier surface. Then, strong blasts of air are blown into the woven cloth. This beats up the fibers to make them softer and mimics the fiber bending process that the fabric undergoes when you've used it a lot.

This finishing process gives the fabric a much softer and more luxurious hand. It will be less prone to deep creases and have less linting. Shrinkage will still have to be taken into consideration based on the fabric type ( thread size, count, weave type).

Fabric specifications:

Article IL087 French Ticking
Content 100% Linen
Color MLT-5
Width 59 inch
Weight 6.8 oz/yd2
Thread size warp 20
Thread size weft 20
Thread count warp 61
Thread count weft 48

Customer Questions and Answers


How much does the French ticking shrink? -- I am concerned about final width.

Margaret • September 12, 2022
Maureen  profile image F|S Team

This linen shrinks 6% in the length and 4% in the width using our recommended wash instructions you will find posted at our help center.

Maureen • September 12, 2022

Is the French Ticking a suitable weight for washable slipcovers?

• May 22, 2024
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Yes! The french ticking performs beautifully for slipcovers as it is a substantial eight while not being 'heavy' its lovely and smooth and washes up in home laundries with ease.

Lauren • May 22, 2024

What is a doggie bag

Rosemary • August 2, 2022
Maureen  profile image F|S Team

They are first quality remnants that are offered in a variety of colors, styles and lengths. The inventory is limited and they do sell out quickly.

Maureen • August 2, 2022

Is this appropriate as bath towels or too densely woven and not absorbent enough?

Alice • July 17, 2023
Lauren profile image F|S Team

Although this weight is not widely used for bath towels you can use either or for this purpose, but most of our customers prefer our 4C22 heavyweight linen or waffle weave for their bath towels.

Lauren • July 17, 2023

Is it recommended to prewash and iron linen before sewing?

Deborah • October 24, 2022
Maureen  profile image F|S Team

Yes in order to remove the shrinkage you would want to pre-wash and ironing will smooth out the linen. Pre-wash instructions can be found at our help center located at the footer of our main webpage.

Maureen • October 24, 2022

Is the selvage width counted in width measurement of your fabrics? Can selvage edges be fringed or must I cut them off? I want to make a throw with this linen.

Sheila • February 19, 2023
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Yes the selvedge is included in the width measurement. Most cut the selvedges off. Please use this tutorial on how to sew a linen throw with fringe as a reference point

Maureen • February 19, 2023

is there a gray version of this fabric width?

Marybeth • November 9, 2023
Lauren profile image F|S Team

There is a grey version of this fabric stripe which you can find here:

Lauren • November 9, 2023
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I Love this Linen

This gorgeous Linen sews beautifully and has such a soft feel. I made 12 napkins as a gift for a client. Ironed, the napkins are more formal, but straight out of the dryer more casual. Love it both ways!

Donna • November 15, 2022

IL087 Normandy Natural/white/pewter Mlt-5 Fs Premier Finish - 100% Linen - Medium (6.8 oz/yd2)

Donna • November 15, 2022

IL087 Normandy Natural/white/pewter Mlt-5 Fs Premier Finish - 100% Linen - Medium (6.8 oz/yd2)

Donna • November 15, 2022
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