Honeycomb Hemp/Cotton
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Honeycomb Hemp/Cotton

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59" wide, 53.5" printed width, Organic Cotton, US Made
Fabric Weight: 20.0 oz. per linear yard; 12.2 oz. per square yard

Product ID : 1984
Shipping Weight: 1.25 lbs
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Built by honeybees to store honey and pollen, honeycombs are glorious masses of hexagonal wax cells. (Why hexagonal? That's an excellent question for which wikipedia has an answer: "There are two possible explanations for the reason that honeycomb is composed of hexagons, rather than any other shape. One, given by Jan Brozek, is that the hexagon tiles the plane with minimal surface area. Thus a hexagonal structure uses the least material to create a lattice of cells within a given volume. Another, given by D'Arcy Wentworth Thompson, is that the shape simply results from the process of individual bees putting cells together: somewhat analogous to the boundary shapes created in a field of soap bubbles. In support of this he notes that queen cells, which are constructed singly, are irregular and lumpy with no apparent attempt at efficiency.")

So why do I mention honeycombs at all? It's mostly an attempt to explain why I so love this fabric, with its intricately-drawn pattern inspired by the honeybees' sweet creation. The creamy off-white material's subtle but substantial texture blends perfectly with the pinkish browns and dark greys of the Honeycomb pattern.

A subtle, nature-inspired palette invites these fabrics into a variety of settings -- as home decor accents, clothing, or fashion accessories, we're convinced you'll love the tela collection. Designed as hand-drawn repeating patterns originally rendered in ink and gouache, these intricate drawings are professionally printed on sustainable fabrics to create unique works of art.

With a printed width of 53.5 inches, the fabric is 59" wide. At 20 ounces per linear yard, the fabric itself is approximately 14 ounces per square yard. It is made of a combination of organic cotton and hemp, sustainably grown and woven in China and printed in the US.

This pattern is also available in sateen, for more coordinating possibilities.

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Built by honeybees to store honey and pollen, honeycombs are glorious masses of hexagonal wax cells. (Why hexagonal? That's an excellent question for which wikipedia has an answer: "There are two possible explanations for the reason that honeycomb is composed of hexagons, rather than any other shape. One, given by Jan Brozek, is that the hexagon tiles the plane with minimal surface area. Thus a hexagonal structure uses the least material to create a lattice of cells within a given volume. Another, given by D'Arcy Wentworth Thompson, is that the shape simply results from the process of individual bees putting cells together: somewhat analogous to the boundary shapes created in a field of soap bubbles. In support of this he notes that queen cells, which are constructed singly, are irregular and lumpy with no apparent attempt at efficiency.")

So why do I mention honeycombs at all? It's mostly an attempt to explain why I so love this fabric, with its intricately-drawn pattern inspired by the honeybees' sweet creation. The creamy off-white material's subtle but substantial texture blends perfectly with the pinkish browns and dark greys of the Honeycomb pattern.

A subtle, nature-inspired palette invites these fabrics into a variety of settings -- as home decor accents, clothing, or fashion accessories, we're convinced you'll love the tela collection. Designed as hand-drawn repeating patterns originally rendered in ink and gouache, these intricate drawings are professionally printed on sustainable fabrics to create unique works of art.

With a printed width of 53.5 inches, the fabric is 59" wide. At 20 ounces per linear yard, the fabric itself is approximately 14 ounces per square yard. It is made of a combination of organic cotton and hemp, sustainably grown and woven in China and printed in the US.

This pattern is also available in sateen, for more coordinating possibilities.

59" wide, 53.5" printed width, Organic Cotton, US Made

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