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Essex Canvas - PFD White

Guaranteed success with hand-dyeing is virtually guaranteed with linen. The linen fibers exhibit wonderful dye uptake, becoming more saturated that similiarly prepared cottons. This prepared-for-dye (PFD) fabric has been desized, scoured, and fully bleached, but has been processed without optical brighteners or softeners which can interfere with dye uptake.

It's no secret that the Essex line of fabrics is a superstar in stashes around the world. A perfect blend of linen and cotton, Essex is the best of both worlds. Linen gives the fabric an incredibly tactile texture and drape, while the cotton stabilizes the linen - making it much easier to sew with - and balances the linen's drape with nice body. As a result, Essex is that rare hybrid fabric that works well for garment patterns that require either body or drape.

This is a simple weave, yarn dyed cotton/linen blend fabric.

  • Fiber Content: 55% linen, 45% cotton
  • Weight: medium (bottom) weight (6.5 oz per square yard)
  • Width: 43" (109cm)
  • Colors: pfd white
  • Opacity: opaque
  • Texture & Weave: a simple weave with subtle texture from the thick and thin linen yarns
  • Drape: crisp body and medium drape
  • Keywords: solid, garment sewing, dye, dyeing, canvas
  • Recommended For: patchwork, bags & pouches, tops, skirts, dresses
  • Manufactured In: China
  • Care Instructions: Always pre-wash for wearables in the same method you plan on laundering the completed garment. Fabric can be machine washed and dried. To best preserve color, wash in cold water and hang to dry. Use a warm to hot iron as needed to achieve desired results.

Price per yard. Minimum purchase is 0.5 yard, and it is sold in 1/4 yard increments thereafter.