What is Fine Pure Linen?

Our Fine Pure Linen fabric is 100% linen.  Linen is a strong natural fabric made from the fibres of the flax plant.   Because flax can be grown without pesticides, fertilizer or irrigation, we consider it an environmentally friendly fabric.  Additionally, the flax seeds can be pressed to make linseed oil, or used in human or animal food. Therefore no part of the plant goes to waste.

What can I make with Pure Linen?

The fibres of this fabric readily conduct away body heat.  Because of this, it makes lovely lightweight, summer clothing, such as dresses, tops, shirts, blouses and skirts.  Additionally, it makes lovely soft furnishings such as tablecloths and cushions.

Lovely linen dress, made by Dorte

Lovely linen dress, made by Dorte

How do I care for this fabric?

Wash before cutting and sewing, in case of shrinkage.  Wash at 40 degrees Celsius.  Tumble dry on a low temperature and remove from the dryer when still slightly damp.  Hang or lie flat to finish off the drying process.  Iron with a hot iron. Damp or steam iron to remove stubborn wrinkles and creases.

Dragonfly Fabrics stock a lovely selection of linen fabrics including our fantastic BioLinen.   We also suggest looking at our range of Linen/Cotton Blends.   We hope you enjoy browsing these beautiful fabrics.