IL098 LOIRE NATURAL / WILD ROSE 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 / WILD ROSE
Weight : 8.1 oz/yd2
Width : 61 inch

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Cuddly bath robe

I bought the IL098 Loire in Natural/Wild Rose to make a bath robe. For preshrinking and softening, I sewed the fabric into a tube using an overlock stitch to minimize fraying, then washed 1 time in hot and tumble dried on medium. The resulting fabric has a lovely raised texture. The background is not puckered and the high areas are not overly high. The hand is remarkably soft for a linen. Overall the fabric drapes beautifully, but is VERY prone to fraying. Due to the risk of fraying and the weight of the fabric of the fabric itself pulling on the seams, I chose to overlock each seam, press over and cover with natural linen twill tape. With proper seam finishes, I believe this fabric is suitable for heirloom quality projects.

Lalena • July 15, 2022

Baby short sleeve bloomer dress. IL098 Loire-Natural/Wild Rose

Anne • August 2, 2022

Bathrobe in Loire Natural/ Wild Rose with flannel trim

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Easter Table Linens - Riviera colorway for the tablecloth with Wild Rose and Natural napkins.

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