NEW IN • Robert Kaufman's Yarn Dyed Essex Linen Metallic in Oyster

Posted on July 22, 2016

We love the quality of the Essex Linen Range, and particularly like the Yarn Dyed fabrics with the subtle two-tone effect achieved from using the coloured yarn for the "warp" threads and a Light Cream yarn for the "weft" threads. (To read our blog Crossweave Fabrics Explained click here)

Robert Kaufman's Yarn Dyed Essex Linen Metallic Oyster

When we heard that Robert Kaufman had developed a Metallic version to sit with this Range we had to check it out for ourselves! And we've got to say we weren't disappointed, it's the same quality that you'd expect but with a small percentage of the cotton and linen replaced with 10% Lurex.

Robert Kaufman Yarn Dyed Essex Linen Metallic Oyster

The balance of Lurex is just right; as you can see from the photo above, there's a lovely sheen to this fabric without it being too much! And the really good news is it isn't "scratchy" and has retained the soft handfeel that we've come to expect with this fabric.

Robert kaufman Yarn Dyed Essex Linen Metallic Oyster

For now we've just added the Oyster colourway to our current range, it's perfect for summer and will work well with many of our other fabrics.  We're thinking that this fabric would look fabulous in the Zinnia Skirt by Colette Patterns teamed with the Scout Tee by Grainline Studio made in one of the Nani Iro double gauze fabrics such as Lei Nani or Five Senses; or the Linen/Cotton blend Komorebi Old Film, shown below.

Robert Kaufman Essex Linen Metallic & Nani Iro for Kokka Komorebi

This Metallic Essex Linen would work equally well as a top, we're thinking The Camber Set by Merchant & Mills, or again the Scout Tee by Grainline Studio. Below we've paired it with with one of our Handwoven Ikat's Black Zig Zag, which again would look fantastic in the Zinnia Skirt, together these would definitely make a statement!

Robert Kaufman Metallic Essex Linen + Handwoven Ikat

Or why not go all out and use this fabric to make a dress, The Day Dress by The Avid Seamstress, pictured below, would look really special as would any of the dresses by Merchant and Mills.

The Avid Seamstress + Robert Kaufman Essex Linen Metallic

Whatever you decide to make you're sure to create a stylish garment that will set you apart from the crowd; and don't forget we love to see what you make, so please send us your photos via the Contact Page.

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