IL098 LOIRE NATURAL / BLACK FS Signature Finish - 100% Linen - Canvas (8.1 oz/yd2)

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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 / BLACK
Weight : 8.1 oz/yd2
Width : 61 inch
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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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AB
Elegance!
Reviewer: A

Richness of Detail in this Exquisite Design! A truly Enduring Beauty! This would make a Gorgeous Simple Tunic Type Top. To showcase the Splendor of the True Artisan Quality Workmanship in this piece. The Black on Natural showcases the Intricacy. It is a Show Stopper! Anything made from this would be Simply Beautiful! Thank you FS.com once again for Magnificent Quality!!!

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