Denim, Chambray and Linen Fabrics

Denim and chambray fabrics are fabulous.  You can use them for dresses, skirts, jumpers and just about anything that looks good in a slightly heavier fabric.  Our denims are not jean weight but dress weight at 6oz per square yard and our denim chambrays are 4.5-5 ounces per square yard.  Denim and chambray are yarn dyed fabrics which means that the color is dyed through the fabric and not printed on top.  Because of this you will notice variations and irregularities in the fabric like slight changes in color and slubs.  These are not flaws but a natural part of yarn dyed fabrics. Unlike our printed fabrics that can only be ordered once, we try to keep a good number of them in stock and reorder whenever possible.  Please do not use denims for underclothing or anything else that requires a lightweight fabric as you simply won't be pleased with the result.  If you love the look of denim but live in a warm place, try one of the chambrays.  The yarn dye process creates a weave that we think makes them cool and comfortable.  As usual, we give you the best pictures we can but if you are at all unsure about a fabric, please send a self-addressed, stamped envelope for a swatch before ordering.  Graceful Threads, PO Box 380, Otis MA 01253. 

See further down for an explanation of our linens.

C192-B

Black washed denim

C525-B

Indigo blue very dark denim

C527-B

Navy blue denim-Out of stock

C528-B

Blue denim

C529-B

Dark blue denim

     

C311-B

Bleach blue chambray

C213-B

Western blue chambray

C245-B

Boysenberry chambray

C278-B

Robins Egg blue sunwashed chambray

C392-B

Yellow sunwashed chambray

C393-B

Green apple sunwashed chambray

C131-B

Black chambray

C171-B

Sorbet chambray

C74-B

Camel chambray

C86-B

Brown chambray

C215-B

Oregano chambray

C218-B

Buttercup chambray

C273-B

Lagoon chambray

C39-B

Royal blue chambray

   
Organic Chambrays:

Our organic chambrays below come from Birch Fabrics and have a beautiful, luxurious drape.  They are lightweight and rich in texture. To order these fabrics in a garment please contact us  (gracefulthreads@yahoo.com) with the garment style and size for an exact price. 

C6

Organic slate chambray

C97

Organic forest chambray

C306

Organic timber chambray

C320

Organic mineral chambray

Linen Blends:

Linen blend fabrics are fabulous year round but I enjoy them the most in the summer when it is hot and muggy.  In the winter I layer them with warm shirts.  As much as I'd like to offer you 100% linen fabrics, the price point is simply much too high for what most of our customer base would appreciate. I have instead restocked this linen section with Kaufman's Essex Yarn dyed collection.  The yarn dye effect gives a real linen look even though the fabrics are 55% linen and 45% cotton.  They are 5.6 oz per square yard and have a reasonable heft.  The cotton content softens the harder flax content and I think creates a really nice feel and drape.  I would recommend washing in cold water on delicate cycle and hanging or laying to dry. I am lazy about ironing these fabrics and put them in the dryer for about 20 minutes and then hang to dry.  Linen shrinks a bit the first few times it is washed.  While you may not even notice, if you like a dress or skirt a very specific length, add an inch or two for good measure.  You may iron linen to start off the day with a pressed look or leave it alone for a nice wrinkled look.  I hope you enjoy the new colors.

All solid fabrics are 55% linen and 45% cotton unless otherwise specified.  The three calicos are 70% cotton and 30% linen and have a nice heavy heft and would be best for winter.

L7-B

Glacier blue linen blend

55% linen, 45% rayon

L5-B

Light blue linen blend

 

L1-B

Dusty rose linen blend

 

L4-B

Chambray yarn dye linen blend

L2-B

Leather yarn dye linen blend

L3-B

Shale yarn dye linen blend

L6-B

Charcoal yarn dye linen blend

L8-B

Rust yarn dye linen blend

L9-B

Cinnamon yarn dye linen blend

L10-B

Denim blue calico

L11-B

Dark tan calico. A bit darker than pictured

L12-B

Rose calico

 

L13-B

Denim linen

59% cotton, 41% linen