On The Lawn

First off this is what lawn fabric is.

“Lawn cloth or lawn is a plain weave textile, originally of linen but now chiefly cotton. Lawn is designed using fine, high count yarns, which results in a silky, untextured feel. The fabric is made using either combed or carded yarns. When lawn is made using combed yarns, with a soft feel and slight luster, it is known as “nainsook”. The term lawn is also used in the textile industry to refer to a type of starched crisp finish given to a cloth product. The finish can be applied to a variety of fine fabrics, prints or plain.”

There you have it. Naturally again in my travels in London I have bought a some. Again a fabric that I would not normally look for, or at. Unlike my batik post where I was less thrilled with the patterns, it was just the opposite with lawn fabric. I love most of the designs, I love the feel(which is amazing). I got my lawn fabrics bundles at Liberty of London, and if you know Liberty fabrics, you know they are of the utmost quality and style.

What has made me hesitant in the past about buying lawn fabric is the nature of the fabric it self . Lawn is finely woven , and smoother then most of the cottons I use in my day to day sewing. That being said, I need somewhere to start right?

Plus it is so soft and light, it will make a great quilt for someone! Here we go.


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