Sunday, 18 May 2014

Focus on Essex yard dyed linen

Robert Kaufman's  Essex yarn dyed linens is one of those  ranges that just kind of sneaks around in the background .. no one really notices it until someone makes something so absolutely simple and fabulous with it .. and everyone  goes ……mmmm… where did you get that from .. how did you get that to look so beautiful .. what fabric is that .. I HAVE to have some …. 


Wedding Blazer 3

Pic of blazer taken from craft storming  

Image above taken from the Robert Kaufman website

Clutch bag with linen and Liberty

Image above then from the amazing veryberryhandmade
using Essex linen  in flax

All of the above yarn dyed linens are available in our shop

Graphic organic knits from Birch fabrics

We have had these organic knits on order for quite a while and we have not being disappointed, they are wonderful and soft - prefect for summer clothing.. I know a lot of you guys out there have probably never sewn with knits before but I hope that you give it a go..

 Some knit facts below..

-These knits are 100% cotton organic interlock ( thicker than jersey, (for e.g. a basic t- shirt weight))and both sides of the fabric are smooth, like the right side of a jersey fabric. Interlock is more stable than jersey, which means it doesn’t stretch out of shape as easily as jersey and it doesn’t curl at the edges. This ability to lie flat, as well as the fact that interlock take prints nicely, makes it popular for home sewing.

- The shrinkage of these prints is just under 5% 

For great tips and a cute pattern - check out the birch fabrics blog here for more information of these great fabrics …. here 

Photos above courtesy of sew kate sew, you can also buy an of Kates patterns in her online pattern shop - here
Elk-Grove-Knits-181-T Charley-Harper-Knits-482-T
Elk-Grove-Knits-175-T Elk-Grove-164-T

All of these knits are priced at £17.20 per yard and are available here ..