IS010 NINE IRON Softened - 54% Linen / 46% Cotton - Middle (6.2 oz/yd2)

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Price: $20.26 per yard
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NINE IRON linen's steely, dramatic grey with just a hint of crimson became great swathes of deep shadow in the hands of the painter Thomas Cole, sweeping across America's epic mountain ranges and forming wild, turbulent skies laden with thunderstorms.

His momentous landscapes are a celebration of America's sublime wilderness during the mid-19th century, before industrialization took over, invoking the unstoppable force of this overwhelmingly vast terrain.

Fluffy, dimensional, and simply a joy to live with - you’ll feel like a sewing maestro when you pull this cloth out of its first dry cycle.

The fabric arrives flat with a subtle basket-like weave. This weaving technique comes with a delightful surprise once it goes through its first wash and dry.

The threads that are woven to make the outside of the squares - they “lift up”.
The threads that are used to weave the inside of the squares - those “drop-down”.

You get a cloth that looks like squares of a freshly made waffle deliciousness. It is just that yummy!

This cloth is wider than our usual selection at 84" wide.  Once it is washed - the cloth will shrink to get that dimensional waffle surface.
Approximate shrinkage - the width of cloth shrinks 17% (weft of the fabric) and 28% on the length ( warp of the fabric). Shrinkage is based on a warm wash and low-heat dry.

Waffle weave cloth is great for:
- Bath towels
- Robes
- Throws
- Duvet covers
- Pillow shams
- Lounge garments
- Decorative pillows
- Curtains
- Beach towels
- Picnic blankets
- items that need to have dimension and softness

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).

Fabric specifications:

Article : IS010 Waffle
Content : 54% Linen / 46% Cotton
Thread size warp : 20
Thread size weft : 17.9
Thread count warp : 52
Thread count weft : 49
Weight : 6.2 oz/yd2
Width : 84 inch
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Solution for scratchy
Reviewer: Leslie

The novelty of this fabric alone piqued my interest. I had to try it. Upon receiving the fabric, I washed it twice in hot water. It was not soft. Several other reviewers mentioned that the fabric was just too scratchy for them to use as a bath towel and I had to agree with them. The third time I washed with Milsoft, from Dharma Trading. This softened the fibers beautifully. Now this will be my favorite towel for the summer.

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Wonderful Waffle!
Reviewer: Patricia

What a fun fabric! I only purchased one yard in Nine Iron to try it first - love the magic that happens from washing. Great thick thirsty texture. This will make some great kitchen towels.

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My Honest Review
Reviewer: Christine

I purchased two yards (one yard each of two different colors) to make bath sheets. I did a double hem 3/4" and they are the perfect size for a tall, big person. Then I received an email this linen was on sale so I bought more and followed their pattern for the bath sheet, hand towel, and wash cloths. I will say if you are petit or even average size the pattern for the bath sheet is HUGE!! Don't get me wrong I LOVE bath sheets and hate having a towel that doesn't have full easy coverage, for me one yard of material makes the perfect size. Some people say it's scratchy; it is slightly rough, but I like it as I look at is as the final buff after all the exfoliating I just did in the shower!! The towels are light and so absorbent! My hair loves them too!! I can wrap my hair up in it, get ready for work and by the time I'm ready to do my hair it's almost dry with no damage. I will ONLY use linen for my bath towels from here on out and a lot of my family will be receiving bath towel sets for Christmas!

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Interesting towels
Reviewer: Marilee

I am a big fan of linen towels. I was gifted some Finish linen terry towels 10 years ago that I still use all the time. They're holding up well, but I wanted some new ones for linen luxury in our redecorated bath. Imported Finish linen towels now cost over $300 each ! I bought enough of this handsome charcoal grey waffle weave material to make into a throw and a couple towels and wash cloths, on sale, for a very reasonable price. It's easy to hem this smooth heavy linen before tossing it in the washer and dryer to shrink and puff up. I recommend cutting off the selvages first, then making fairly wide hems, turned under and pressed to a half inch first, then again at 3/4 inch, using a sewing machine stitch length of 3.5. This allows the hems to shrink and puff nicely without puckering along seam edges. The finished throw is very good looking, a perfect combination of warmth and weight. The towels are wonderfully absorbent, as much as my older terry linen ones and have the cuddly drape I want, along with a bit of texture that dries the body well. Also, they dry quicker than thick cotton terry towels. The linen waffle weave has all the style, luxury, absorbency and utility I wanted. I'm going to buy other colors to make up as throws and towels for Christmas gifts. I'm sure it would be terrific for kitchen dish drying towels too.

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Reviewer: Linda

I have Fibromyalgia so my hands hurt always. The towels and washcloths that I made from this fabric have made my life a little easier. They are so much easier to grip and hold than traditional terry cloth. The texture is enough to feel without being rough on my overly sensitive skin. I will never use my old towels, again. Sewing them was so simple. I am thinking of selling some!

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Fun to work with
Reviewer: Cristine

I made the bath sheet and divided the remaining fabric into thirds for dish towels. The dish towels dry quickly and are absorbent. It was hard to determine the shrinkage and I will cut down the dish towels— they are too big for where they hang in my kitchen. But I thought the fabric was easy to work with and fun to wash and dry to get the puckering effect.

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Maybe for dish towels.
Reviewer: Lisa

I purchased this fabric, based on reviews, but I'm not sure how it has such high reviews. I cut the fabric as suggested and did all the sewing, put them in the washer/dryer twice, but the towels are huge and very scratchy. I would not suggest this for hand or bath towels. Not soft at all and leaves a lot of lint. It does dry quickly so that's a plus.

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A bit rough for towels
Reviewer: Linda

The shrinkage estimate was spot on! I made a washcloth to test the fabric before jumping into bath towels, and I'm glad I did because I feel it's a bit rough for that. I'm continuing to use and wash/dry the sample to see if it changes over time. If not, I will use the remaining yardage to make a spring/summer throw to use on the deck.

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