Linen - 160gsm Precious 0.5m
Origin: Our European Flax® fibre is grown and processed in France, then spun, dyed and woven in China.
Composition: 100% Linen, Standard 100 by OEKO-TEX® certified.
'Precious' is our pastel pink.
100% linen is a favourite for many of us as an easy-care, everyday garment fabric. Renowned for being an incredibly strong and durable fibre, our linen begins with a crisp hand that will soften with each wash.
Light, breathable, cool and comfortable. Linen is our go-to choice for relaxed shapes when creating elegant and timeless pieces.
Our mid-weight linen is 160gsm. This weight helps to add a little structure and volume to garments where required, but still provides that classic linen drape we know and love. 160gsm is normally opaque enough to not require a lining, however you are most welcome to order a free swatch card to check the opacity, hand feel, colour and texture, prior to purchase.
See all the colours in our custom linen collection here.
Match: Gütermann thread colour: 718
Before use: We recommend washing this fabric before use in the same way you intend to care for your finished garments. Pre-washing will help remove any shrinkage before beginning your project. Our linen can be machine washed and tumble dried and this is often how I choose to pre-wash my fabric prior to use.
Once my garment is completed, I use a delicate cycle and a gentle detergent, allowing the garment to line dry in the shade. If it's a particularly special piece that I've spent hours crafting and wish to treasure forever, I will hand wash. Linen is strong enough to stand up to machine washing, but as we push for more environmental dyeing options it's important to note that hand washing is the best method to help retain colour vibrancy. Avoid detergents with optic whiteners, unless it's white linen!
We do find hand washing then hanging to dry in the shade where possible, is the best care method to retain colour vibrancy with most natural fibres.
Monitor settings can change the way these colours are viewed on screen. A free swatch card with the full linen collection is available to help eliminate any guess work!
Linen - 160gsm Precious 0.5m
About A+R Fabrics
A+R is owned and operated by passionate creative Katrina Hope, from her small rural studio located in regional Victoria, Australia.
The name A+R comes from her daughters names, Arlo + Remi.
A+R was established in 2018 with the mission for the business being to offer the highest quality fabrics with a strong focus on natural fibres.
What A+R does differently
A+R carries a unique range of colours and textures that have a strong focus on natural fibres.
Our love of working with and wearing natural fibres is reflected in the collection.
We strives to provide the sewing community an interesting range of fabrics that can only be found here.
Where is A+R?
The A+R Studio is located in beautiful regional Victoria, to the North East of Melbourne.
At this stage we are only online, but do have plans to open the studio for occasional visits.
Order collection is available with prior communication with Katrina.
Local delivery is also available - please use the 'Chat with Us!' bubble to get in touch to discuss.
Placing your first online order?
Ordering from a new store, or placing your first online fabric order can feel a little risky!
A+R Fabrics strives to create an easy + enjoyable shopping experience, whether it's your first of tenth order with us.
We've tried to include as much information about each fabric as possible, but we welcome any questions you may have about project suitability, etc.
We offer swatches as a way of viewing our collection prior to purchase.
We offer free swatches to AU + NZ customers so that you can check out our fabrics in person.
This way you can check the colour, weight, handfeel and even run the swatch under your sewing machine to ensure it's going to be the right choice for you project.
Swatches are avaiable to friends in other areas - the website will charge a small fee to cover postage.
A+R is a micro sized (sole operator) business which means our fulfilment times can be a little longer than some of our friends in the Industry.
The current fulfilment time is 2-3 business days.