5-Star Fabrics: Reviewed by YOU!
Many of our satisfied customers kindly take the time to leave a review of the fabric they purchased and we love to read them, especially when the fabrics have received a full five out of five stars! In this edition of the Croft Mill blog, we'll be showcasing several of our new and restocked fabrics that have gained five-star reviews. Enjoy!
This cotton-rich fabric is blended with polyester and lycra before being given a sanded-face finish that, soft and tactile, feels like pure velvet. Rendered in a pretty Light Blue colour with a delightful abstract pattern, Duped Light is perfect for creating garments like jackets, trousers, dresses and tunics. Thought superlatively soft, the fabric is actually very strong and robust.
Reviewer Caroline Tebbut says: "Beautiful fabric. Perfect weight for a jacket. Lovely to sew and very soft to the touch."
This versatile fabric is crafted entirely from mercerised cotton. The mercerisation technique, named after John Mercer who devised the process in 1844, involves treating the cotton with a caustic alkali such as sodium hydroxide. This gives the fabric increased tensile strength that makes it more resistant to tearing, as well as reducing shrinkage when washing. In 1890, Horace Lowe improved the process by subjecting the fabric to tension, which produces a characteristic silky lustre. Our mercerised cotton jersey is produced in a beautiful Jet Black colour.
Reviewer Gill says: "It is absolutely the most beautiful, soft, snuggly jersey I have ever used! I wish you did in in a dozen other colours and I'd possibly buy them all!"
Made from 100% linen, Rock Island Line is perfect for use in many different ways from creating unique crafts to sewing trousers, skirts, dresses, jumpsuits and many more. The fabric is of a traditional Denim Blue colour with fine, flecked white stripes.
Reviewer Adam Watson says: "Gorgeous fabric which comes up a treat after washing...Can’t wait to make it up!"
Check out the Croft Mill website to discover over 300 other new and restocked fabrics!