Different thread counts for various applications
Svenskt Tenn’s fabric is available in various thread counts: 100, 315 or 450 linen. These designations give an indication of how each fabric can be applied.
The 100 thread count designation indicates that the fabric is a thin, airy linen that is primarily suited to work beautifully as curtains. 315 linen has a wide range of applications and can be used both as curtains or sewn up into other textile products. These fabrics can also be used as upholstery fabric on furniture that is not exposed to extensive wear. Covering a stool or a sofa in your home with 350 linen, for example, are a couple of the ways that this fabric can be used in your interiors.
Finally, there are fabrics with a 450 linen designation. These fabrics are sturdier than 315 linen and also extra durable. They are therefore well suited for use as upholstery fabric both in private homes and public spaces.
Printing fabric with screen printing
Svenskt Tenn’s fabrics are sold by the metre and screen printed. It is a unique, time-consuming printing process that requires both knowledge and experience. This special handicraft technique produces a final result that is characterised by strong colours and high quality, while at the same time giving the fabric’s print a beautiful and vibrant surface.
By screen printing, you can work with overprinting, which for example, means that blue can be printed on yellow, to create a deep green tint in the fabric. Reactive dyes are used, which is also of great importance. Unlike pigment dyes, which only settle on the surface of the fabric, reactive dyes enter into the fibres of the fabric. This makes a big difference when it comes to the quality and feel of the fabric, and also makes the fabric age beautifully.
Read more about screen printing in Svenskt Tenn’s magazine.
Sewing your fabric products
When you have selected your fabric, Svenskt Tenn can help you by sewing curtains, custom-made cushions or other products adapted to your interior. Contact Svenskt Tenn’s Customer Service at +46 (0)8-670 16 00, or email firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to find out more.