Fabulous French "Fleur Bleue" metis sheeting dates from the mid century and was purchased in the southwest of France in the town of Beauville. Famous for centuries for their fine linens. Metis sheeting is beloved in France for its exceptional wear and comfort. This thick and heavy unwashed, unbleached, linen/cotton fabric is strong and durable upholstery weight, perfect for pillows curtains and other uses. Will become softer and more beautiful with each washing. Excellent unused condition. Metis is 86.5 inches in width.
Sold by the half yard.
Metis means "mix" which is exactly what metis linen is. Usually a mix of 35% cotton and 65% linen . Metis linen is the "work horse" of French bedding. It is a heavy-duty fabric designed to be washed repeatedly and stand up to the rough washing techniques of long ago. Appearing in France in the early 1900's, metis linen was introduced as a less expensive bedding material than pure linen and quickly became a welcomed wedding gift or part of a dowry. Metis linen has been handed down through generations.