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Date: 6/11/10 11:40 PM

I got my first order from FabricMart today (from the Mem. Day blowout sale), & took a very bold step (for me) & ordered a mystery bundle.

The mystery bundle is definitely a bargain! 4 fabrics; one is a beautiful Anna Sui silk (SO not my colors, but will definitely make some nice gift pieces) & a stretch cotton that I really love.

And then there's this....mystery! It looks like linen on one side, in a natural linen color; the other side is laminated & has a pearlescent sheen. It's too late & dark to get a good pic of it. Does anyone have a clue what this might be, or have some ideas of what one does with laminated fabric? It isn't waterproof - water beads up on the laminated side for a moment, then moves through. It's fairly substantial - like suiting weight. Wrinkly like linen. I'll wash a swatch when I get a chance & see what happens.

Any ideas?

Aha! I just realized that the selvedge isn't laminated - I burn tested it & I think it is indeed linen.

Thanks!

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Date: 6/12/10 0:50 AM

They had some double faced Marc Jacobs fabric, one side was a linen color and the other was a lavender color, they recommended it for totes. I can't find it on the website anymore, here's what I could find "Jacobs Double Faced lavender wool and cream Canvas 60" Wide ."
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Date: 6/12/10 1:05 AM

Thanks loti; that's not it - this is not double faced, & no wool for sure. It's just a light laminate on one side - no real color to it, other than the sort of pearly sheen that catches different lights.

When I search for "laminate linen" all I'm finding is black. I'll be curious what happens when I wash a swatch.

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Date: 6/12/10 1:49 AM

Laminated linen is all the rage this year, and there's some incredibly beautiful stuff around.

You may lose the laminating in the wash; if you want to keep it, you'll need to dryclean. Test a swatch first if you are concerned.

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Date: 6/12/10 2:07 AM

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Laminated linen is all the rage this year

Well, shows you how 'with it' I am, yes indeedy.....

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Date: 6/12/10 3:31 AM

I'm seeing a lot of it, primarily in light beige and grey, as fitted but simply cut blazer-type jackets in France just now, but so far only in upscale stores, and--interestingly--not at all on actual people.

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Date: 6/12/10 7:56 AM

It's probably exactly what you said, a laminated linen. I have seen this around and in fact I have a piece that I paid a pretty penny for. It's blouse weight, so it comes in different weights and no most of it is not waterproof.

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Date: 6/12/10 7:25 PM

I have a Coldwater Creek jacket of this stuff and it's washable. You should try a six in square through the washer and dryer a few times.

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Date: 6/13/10 3:18 PM

We ( Sweden) use a lot of laminated fabrics for tablecloths

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Date: 6/13/10 6:41 PM

Good news! I cut & traced a swatch & tossed it in the washer (cold water, which is pretty much all I use for clothing) & then the dryer. Lamination came through just fine, & it shrank about 5%.

Now then, what to make with it.....

BTW, this is not tablecloth type lamination at all. The fabric is really quite drape-y. I'm thinking a summery jacket, using both sides. Personally, I think I'd get more wear out of it by using the pearlescent side as accent, & the linen side for the body.

I'll have to keep an eye out for a patterns that speaks to the fabric....

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