IL098 LOIRE NATURAL / INSIGNIA BLUE FS Signature Finish - 100% Linen - Canvas (8.1 oz/yd2) - 1.50 Yards

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Lying in a haphazard pile at a Parisian flea market was all that remained of a glorious collection of textiles that once graced the halls and environs of Loire castle.

A remnant, a pale silk cloth with burgundy velvet appliqué, hand-stitched with gold silk thread continued to shimmer even though it appeared to be on its last breath in history.

The design, an ornate Arboreal motif of velvet on delicate silk, stood out, not just the complexity of the design and texture, but also, the understanding of how many labored hours were spent creating it.

 

The remnant was pulled from that pile and brought to our studio where we were able to translate the complexity of design and texture to the Jacquard loom, and the Loire Collection was created exclusively for F|S.com.

 

To pay tribute to original craftsmanship (and test our weaving capacities), we had to use multiple Jacquard weaving techniques in one fabric to create just this one design.

The different weaving techniques utilized to create this fabric make it 3-dimensional - you have a textured cloth that communicates the motif visually and tactilely.

The engineering of this cloth allows the Jacquard to be read equally well from either side - you have a reversible fabric that changes its dominant color scheme depending on what side you pick.

The intricacy of the design also permits the cloth to be used in any direction, with the motif maintaining its representation regardless of the angle.

 

IL098 was constructed using long-staple wet combed linen. These quality threads were necessary to replicate the various shapes depicted in the decorative interpretation of the Arboreal motif made up of entwined foliage, flowers, acorns, and berries.
This cloth is light to the touch, but has a heavy weight to last generations. 

 

This 100% Linen Jacquard cloth is perfect for:

 

  • Table linens
  • Drapery
  • Decorative interior items
  • Any apparel (historical costumes or modern styles)
  • and Bedding will also be divine

Our FS Signature Finish was developed exclusively for us using a special process that makes this linen super soft with a comfy, classic look you'll love at first sight.
As a bonus, this process removes almost all of the initial shrinkage, giving you more fabric to get your projects done.
This finish makes the linen as soft as butter. Yep, 100% linen that feels and drapes and sews as no linen you have ever encountered. Because the fabric has been pre-shrunk for you - it will be less than the base cloth width.

Fabric specifications:

Article : IL098
Content : 100% Linen
Type : JACQUARD
Thread size warp : 17.9
Thread size weft : 12.1
Thread count warp : 55
Thread count weft : 42
Color : NATURAL / INSIGNIA BLUE
Weight : 8.1 oz/yd2
Width : 61 inch
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Men's 17th Century Waistcoat
Reviewer: Celia

Still in progress, this scrumptious fabric is being made into a historically accurate 17th century men's waistcoat. The fabric is stunningly beautiful and a joy to work with.

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Lauren profile image Stunning
Reviewer: Lauren

I made napkins and a table runner from this fabric and they came out great. Easy to sew and the fabric is oh so soft!!

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KG
Amazing!
Reviewer: Kathryn

This is such a lovely fabric! The fabric has a very soft hand, drapes well, and is very luxurious. The detail in the floral and fruit pattern is really amazing! I washed (hot) and dried on my regular perma-press cycle and it came out beautifully! Hardly any wrinkles. I had purchased 4 different colors of the Loire so I dried two completely, dried one minimally and then smoothed the damp fabric out on my bed to dry (my very favorite way to handle any linen), and dried one minimally and then finished with an iron set on the hottest temp. All came out really nice. My fav was the one spread on my bed (least amount of work but with a nice result) but the two that got dried all the way came out of the dryer with hardly a wrinkle...I didn't even bother to iron them. Even the selvages were smooth! The one that I did iron while damp was a joy to iron...so beautiful. And then you flip it over and the delight of this fabric begins all over again! One word of caution: if raveling fabric bothers you then you had better serge/zigzag the cut edges before wash/dry. When I took mine out of the dryer it was a tangled mess. That said, it really doesn't bother me and not that much thread came loose...less than 1/8 inch. You knocked this one out of the park, FS!

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DT
Soft and Beautiful
Reviewer: Dianne

This linen is absolutely beautiful. I snagged a half yard cut from the doggie bag to check it out. My plan is to make a couple of pillows for my couch, but for now I have it just hanging over the back. It is so soft that I considered making a shawl for the summer months because of its beautiful drape. Even the savages are good looking enough to leave on a shawl. I could not be more pleased with this purchase.

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AB
Beautiful!
Reviewer: A

Stunning Jacquard Design would be Beautiful in any application! First thing I think of is a GoTo, Amply sized, Wrap Scarf. Dress it up or down, in this Versatile Color Combo! And then just enjoy the never ending compliments! Would also be great Men's Shirts. The softness and breathability, added to it's all around design, would no doubt be a Favourite! Thank you FS.com for such Exquisite Fabrics!!!

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SL
Lovely,, but not canvas weight
Reviewer: Susan

This fabric is lovely and soft, but in no way is it canvas weight. I would put it at a medium to medium-lightweight fabric. Definitely not canvas.

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