White "Linen" Voile - $15.00 yd.
White "Linen" Voile
Why do we call our ramie voile, such as this White "Linen" Voile, "linen," a term traditionally associated in the West with fabric woven from flax (or hemp) fiber? From ancient times, ramie, a member of the nettle family, was grown in China and woven into cloth. It appeared in Europe as early as the 15th century. In the modern weaving industry, it's often referred to as linen, because of its linen-like qualities, which can be confusing if the content is not divulged.
Ramie produces a long staple fiber, which is white in appearance. It produces a smooth, even yarn, unlike flax which tends to vary in thickness, creating a slubby effect. Imagine a very fine cotton muslin, but with the body, sheen, and durability of flax linen.
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- This White "Linen" Voile is ultra-sheer, with a crisp hand, an approximately 3/8 inch woven selvage, and a small amount of weft fringe, which can be trimmed.
- Weighs less than 1.8 ounces per square yard, with an 80 thread count.
- Perfect for fine work of any time period, especially ruffs, handkerchiefs, veils, sleeve and neck ruffles and embroidered aprons.
- White "Linen" Voile is 100% Ramie - 56 inches wide
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