Linen - 200gsm Black 0.5m
Origin: Our European Flax® fibre is grown and processed in France, then woven and dyed in China.
Composition: 100% Linen, Standard 100 by OEKO-TEX® certified.
Rich, heavily saturated black.
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 200gsm linens are a new weight for A+R that I've added especially for those projects that require a tad more structure and opacity. This weight still has a lovely fluidity to it, but will provide just a little more structure and generally won't require a lining. It's a great weight for pants, jackets, dresses, jumpsuits, shorts, skirts, tanks and blouses. Please feel free to order a swatch card to check the opacity, hand feel, colour and texture for this new range prior to purchase if required.
Please note: Monitor settings can change the way these colours are viewed on screen. A free swatch card for our 200gsm - 230gsm linen collection is available to help eliminate any guess work!
You can view the full range of 200gsm - 230gsm linens here, or if looking for a certain colour, check or stripe, our entire linen collection can be viewed here.
A Muna and Broad xxx springs to mind for this colour as does an Axis dress from Pattern Cut Patterns or a TNT Zadie jumpsuit from Paper Theory. I love this colours ability to pair with neutrals and bolds so the options of how to work it into your wardrobe really are endless.
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. We do suggest a delicate cycle and using a gentle detergent to help retain colour vibrancy. Avoid detergents with optic whiteners, unless it's white linen!
Additional note on Natural Fibres: I 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. Also, try to air out after wearing as opposed to washing too often. Your handmade item's will thank you!
Linen - 200gsm Black 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.
This is substantial smooth drapey linen that feels and looks luxurious. Washes and dries beautifully. Big five stars here!
Both fabrics overlocked and washed. Fabric washed very well and is now hanging over ironing board waiting to be cut out. All fabric I have purchased from A&R Fabrics has been of excellent quality and orders are always dispatched promptly.
The swatch for this linen didn’t do it justice, far exceeded my expectations! It’s beautifully soft and sturdy enough for outerwear. I’d love this in a range of colours too but the natural colour is wonderful and showcases the weave.