Swatch Card - Silk noil collection
Our Silk Noil really does need to be seen in person to truly be appreciated!
If you haven't worked with this incredible fabric before, please do yourself a favour and order a swatch card! It has the drape of a silk, with the added bonus of its beautiful texture.
We are pleased to offer you a swatch card containing all of our current colours. If your favourite is out of stock by the time you go to place your order, please use the 'back in stock' button. This way we can notify you when it returns. Notifications are sent to those on this list first.
Swatch Card - Silk noil collection
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 a very good fabric ideal for hand sewing or for clothes. I am very happy with the quality.
I had been tossing up buying silk noil for such a long time and finally took the plunge and it does not disappoint. I'm a huge linen lover and was just nervous about it being silk. Well those nerves were for no reason and this fabric is divine and wonderful to work with. If you're thinking about it, do it! You will not be disappointed!
Silk noil is a lovely fabric to sew and to wear. The fabric drapes very nicely and is good for travel as silk dries quickly and can be worn without ironing.
Trin was very helpful with my order when I mistakingly ordered 1 metre of fabric instead of 2 metres. Silk noil is a beautiful fabric to sew and to wear. Thank you.
Recently purchased some black silk noil for a future garment, and some other bits and pieces. I haven’t yet used the fabric, but my first impression is that it has a lovely hand feel and will sew very nicely. It is soft, yet has some texture. It does seem quite thin, which lends itself to being a nice fabric for summer clothing, but I am curious how transparent it will be once sewn up into a garment. The purchase experience was fantastic, and Trin was very prompt to answer my questions - going the extra mile answering my question on a Sunday night!! Thanks A + R.