Not only is this lovely fabric a blend of sustainable Tencel and linen, it’s in a warm shade of cream, perfect for light-hearted summer dressing and with a vintage look and feel. This delightful cream Tencel-linen fabric is closely-woven, with the subtle lustre you’d expect from a Tencel fabric, but with the lightly-slubbed texture associated with a refined linen. Blouses, draping dresses and lingerie are all options for a fabric that will delight with classic neutrals, earthy olives, browns and terracotta palettes.
What kind of fabric is this?
Our cream Tencel-linen fabric is a blend of Tencel (79%) with linen. We’d describe it as a lighter-weight dress fabric which has very good opacity for its weight. It’s closely woven in a plain weave pattern with distinct but refined slubs in the weave.
There’s no ease in this fabric except for a little give on the bias, so you’ll need to factor that into your garment choice and sizing. You’ll also need to pre-wash your fabric to ensure that any initial shrinkage is removed prior to cutting.
What does this fabric feel like?
This is a smooth, bouncing fabric; cool and soft to the touch and supremely comfortable next to the skin.
How does this fabric move?
Our cream Tencel-linen fabric is a lively cloth which falls and swings beautifully, but which will hold a shape with character. You can see how it moves in this video.
NOTE: Our videos are intended to show the movement of a fabric. For accurate colour and pattern detail, please refer to our still images.
Will I need to line this fabric?
You won’t need to line a shirt, top or tunic made from this fabric, although undergarments which don’t contrast with your skin tone are suggested. A dress may require a bodice lining for structure depending on your pattern design. It would also need a half-slip or lining to enable this fabric to move against your body as well as to ensure modesty.
What can I make with this fabric?
This cream Tencel-linen fabric is a versatile fabric which we think will lend itself to shirts, tunics and dresses with movement, based around more draping designs. We think this fabric would bring a vintage feel to the ‘Anthea Blouse’ from Anna Allen and will hold the gentle shape of the on-trend puffed sleeves in this design.
Linen is woven from flax which can be easily grown with fewer chemicals required to aid growth and process the fibres. It is generally considered to be one of the most sustainable types of fabric. Tencel fabrics are manufactured from plant-based cellulose using a closed-loop production method in which water is recycled and waste is kept to a minimum which also makes this a more sustainable option.
OEKO-TEX standard? ❎
79% Tencel, 21% linen
Machine wash separately at 30º or 40º
Machine wash at 30º or 40º.
See our Fabric care pages for more information.