Wednesday, July 15, 2009

The Linen Quest: a comparison


The Linen Quest is finally back! A little while ago I promised to provide a better comparison of colour so here's a little peek into my notebook. The white background should give a better comparison.

Ok, so working down each page:


1. This swatch is from a remnant I picked up a few years ago from Ewan Gardams which has since closed down and I was never able to find the same linen there again so I haven't reviewed it and not sure how helpful a review of it would be anyway. However, if I find something similar then I will.

2. Thea & Sami reviewed here.

3. Duckcloth - review from a fellow blogger coming soon! If you're in Australia and you want the superbuzzy linen (medium weight) I would suggest getting this one instead. It's the same colour and weight.

4. Sckafs - review coming soon!

5. Tessuti (white) - review coming soon!


6. Quilt Fabric Delights reviewed here.

7. Tessuti (fawn) - review coming soon!

8. Superbuzzy reviewed here.

9. Kelani reviewed here.

10. Duckcloth hemp - review coming soon! I'll also be reviewing the Duckcloth organic cottons.

If there is a linen listed here that you are desperate to hear more about leave a comment and I'll review it first.

Have you purchased linen recently? Would you like to be a guest blogger for The Linen Quest? Leave me a comment with your details or contact me directly via the email contact in my sidebar to take part!

15 comments:

Kylie said...

Fabulous resource Rebecca - thank you so much!
:) K

mimoo said...

Great article Rebecca! I will eb sure to post an update about mathilda's market next week and I think I will be all marketed out by then! :-)

Sandrine said...

Great Rebecca! I am looking for Linen voile would you have come across something like that in your study?;)

Tania said...

Hearty thanks to you for all your starlet researchings!

handmaiden said...

thanks rebecca for all yr hard work, hoping to use this in the future when i do some Zakka craft

Jenna said...

Amazing - those samples are all so gorgeous!

edward and lilly said...

Thanks everyone.

Sandrine, I haven't come across linen voile but if I do I'll let you know. You could try tessuti.com.au as they have a great range of beautiful fabric.

Cath from chunkychooky said...

this is a great help! thanks!!!

Peta said...

incase you were wondering gardems hasn't closed down, its moved to indooroopilly.

also i think there is one in toowoomba.

edward and lilly said...

Thanks Peta, I had no idea! I clearly need to get out into the burbs more :)

LinenKids.com said...

Good article! I love it. Linen is my favorite fabric, it is natural and i like to wear environment friendly clothes.

Michelle said...

Perfect! I love linens and have wondered about the differences. I'm curious about the linen/cotton from Ink and Spindle http://shop.inkandspindle.com.au/products/natural-unbleached-linen-cotton

Have you tried it at all?

edward and lilly said...

Thank you so much Michelle, I didn't realise they were selling this. I will definitely be buying some. It looks lovely!

marelle said...

WHAAAAAT!
Ewan Gardams has closed down?! i had no idea...although, i haven't been into the city for yonks!

that's so sad....i always loved seeing their window displays.

...oh well.
:(

Elizabeth said...

Linen has got to be my favorite texture. And this roundup makes me really happy.