We love the serendipity of fabric-hunting – especially when we come across very special fabrics like this floral-painted ivory linen fabric. This is an Italian cloth – the quality of which, especially the print pattern, is exceptional.
Imagine sitting by a 1930s rock garden, spilling over with pastel and terracotta blooms. Blue skies above and a light breeze. The Lark Ascending is being broadcast on the National Programme, violin strains filtering through an open window. This floral-painted ivory linen fabric is such a moment in fabric form. The soft pinks, browns, greens and blues are the colours of a summer garden – seemlingly applied here with delicate brush strokes.
This is a lighter-weight and finely-woven linen fabric. A close inspection reveals a repeated textural pattern woven into the fabric which emphasises the delicacy and summery nature of this cloth. The complexity of the print pattern here means that there’s more opacity than one might at first suspect. Blouses, tops and tunics are all options for this beautiful floral-painted ivory linen fabric. Dresses too might be considered – although these might be reserved for less formal occasions unless underlined or layered for modesty. As far as a blouse or top might be concerned though, you’d simply need undergarments toning with your flesh colour to ensure a little decorum.
Our floral-painted ivory linen fabric has a wonderfully-smooth, crisp handle. It drapes and moves with a lively bounce as you’d expect from a linen of this quality as you can see from this video.
We think Tessuti have a super range of patterns perfectly suited to fabrics like this floral-painted ivory linen fabric. A design like their ‘Helga’ Shirt would show off this print with style – and would be comfortable to wear, too.
Machine wash at 30 or 40 degrees. Find out more on our About our fabric pages