IL087 French Ticking Normandy Natural/white/dolphin Gray Mlt-6 Fs Premier Finish - 100% Linen Fabric - Medium (6.8 oz/yd2), 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, Cool Gray 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-6
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


I am purchasing a Normandy linen for dinner napkins. Which White linen, and Natural linen would you recommend to coordinate? I am using it for a tablecloth.

Antonette • December 22, 2022
Maureen  profile image F|S Team

The IL019 Natural would work with this beautifully.

Maureen • December 22, 2022

Hi there, is this French ticking premier finish, med, IL087, ok to use for pajamas? It's hard to tell by the photo. Thanks!! And if not, what do you suggest?

Chris • December 13, 2022
Lauren profile image F|S Team

Hello, for Pajamas we recommend our IL019 medium weight fabric since it is softer and has more drape, making it perfect for sleepwear. My go-to is the Signature Finish since it is the softest linen which has less shrinkage. You may like this fabric for structured jackets, and homewares.

Lauren • December 13, 2022
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Summer pants

Made into pants using the free Alexandra pants pattern, great to work with, pattern was great fit. It was dolphin gray so matched with IL019 dolphin for the top. Very dressy.

Beverly • June 24, 2023

Nice weight fabric for summer, light and breezy, easy to sew. Have not needed to press as the wrinkles fall out when hung up damp. The pattern is Alexandra. Next pair I will add a little bit to the back center. Plan more pairs for pajama bottoms.

Beverly • June 29, 2023

I love the color, drape, and woven texture of this fabric and made overalls for my grandson, using an old Simplicity pattern I probably used in the 1980s to make overalls for my son.

Glenna • February 21, 2023

First I made curtains with this lovely fabric, then a summer handbag with the scraps that remained. Also a bit of your lovely blue linen for the lining.

Jeannette • May 15, 2022

My husband finds the curtains out of IL087 very restful...zzzzz

Jeannette • May 1, 2022
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