Mingle B Orange Lime Blue Fuchsia – an exclusive import from Italy, and something completely different.
It is not a knit, and not even a normal woven fabric but it has loads of Italian style; some would even say Missoni style.
It’s a loose textured zigzag in the style made famous by that well known Italian fashion house.
The zigzag design in the fabric runs vertically, ie parallel to the selvedge, and as there is no stretch as such, you can have the zigzag vertical or horizontal.
It is ideal for loose winter jackets or scarves, and the texture of the fabric opens up many creative opportunities, including soft furnishings, either as a cushion or a throw.
Because of the loose weave, it is best to back the fabric with Knitbond, our iron on knitted interfacing. This gives it some body while it remains soft and flexible.
The edges need to finished off either by zigzag on a sewing machine or even better, using an overlocker to cut and trim the fabric.
We recommend that you choose a pattern with a simple construction as the fabric is not suitable for detailed tailoring.
Care is very definitely dry clean only, as even a gentle hand wash will shrink the fabric.
The two extra photos above show:
- The inside of a garment (using a different Mingle colourway) showing where the Knitbond has been fused onto the back to stabilise the fabric.
- The inside of that garment showing where the Knitbond has been fused around the armhole.
Free feeler swatch available – it is a tricky fabric to swatch and a small swatch can never give all the colours, but if you would like to receive a free feeler swatch, please ring us on 1300 85 2122.
Wool/Mohair/Viscose 140cm wide