55% Linen 45% Cotton
Essex is Robert Kaufman’s signature 55% linen, 45% cotton blend fabric that's well suited to sewing apparel, quilts, bags, and more. Essex comes in a variety of constructions: standard, canvas, yarn-dyed, metallic, classic woven, homespun, and printed.
Standard Essex is created by weaving the yarns and then dyeing them after. Yarn Dyed Essex is created by dyeing the yarns first and then weaving a combination of white and colored yarns together. Yarn Dyed Metallic is similar, but it is woven with a metallic element as well. Homespun Essex is a combination of white and colored yarns woven together both horizontal and vertically and ultimately creates a box-like pattern in the weave, making the weave appear wider than yarn dyed. Classic wovens are different colored yarns woven together to create a print. And lastly printed Essex is various essex types with a pattern printed on top.