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!