White "Linen" Voile - $15.00 yd.


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Why do we call our ramie voile "linen," a term traditionally associated in the West with fabric woven from flax (or sometimes hemp) fiber?  From ancient times, ramie, a member of the nettle family, was grown in China and woven into cloth. It made its way into Europe  as early as the 15th century. In the modern weaving industry, it is 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 fabric is ultra-sheer, with a crisp hand, with 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 items such as ruffs, handkerchiefs, veils, sleeve and neck ruffles and embroidered aprons.
  • 100% Ramie - 56 inches wide

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