Essex Yarn Dyed Homespun, Scarlet
Priced and sold per 1/2 yard. Essex Yarn Dyed Homespun is 55% Linen 45% Cotton, 43 inches wide, weight 5.6 oz. per square yard. Essex Yarn Dyed Homespun is created with a looser weave for the distinctive homespun look, with tiny nubs and variances visible. Ideal for garments and a beautiful alternative to quilting cottons for quilts. Please note: Shrinkage and Care: Essex shrinks more than cotton sheeting. In particular when using Essex for garments, it is best pre-wash (cold water recommended) your fabrics. Wash dark colors separately (using color catchers is always a great way to ensure no bleeding occurs if you have concerns). Due to the woven nature of the fabric, Essex tends to ravel. Robert Kaufman Fabrics recommends buying slightly more fabric than you need to account for shrinkage and raveling. (Some people even stitch along the outside edges of their fabric to prevent raveling too far.) Also, Essex wrinkles when washed. Prepare to iron your fabrics!