Gorgeous blue paisley viscose challis print fabric, with a soft drape makes it ideal for dressmaking/scarves/homewares/craft.
Challis, sometimes referred to as challie or chally, is a lightweight woven fabric, originally a silk-and-wool blend, which can also be made from a single fibre, such as cotton, silk or wool, or from man-made fabrics such as rayon. It was first manufactured in Norwich, England, in about 1832, when it was designed as a thin, soft material similar to Norwich crepe, but matte-textured rather than glossy, and more pliable.
It was being exported to Australia in 1833. Challis could be made with woven designs, or printed.
The designs were often floral, paisley, or geometric and based on French silk patterns.
• 120gsm weight
• 140cm/55" Wide
• 100% Viscose
• £4.98/per half metre
• £9.96/per full metre
WASHING INSTRUCTIONS: 30ºC MACHINE WASH ON GENTLE CYCLE. COOL, GENTLE TUMBLE-DRY OR HANG TO DRY.