Benzy Skepp: IKEA’s Age of Sail Fabric (no, really!)

7 January, 2012 at 8:16 pm Leave a comment

Ah, IKEA – the shop set up by Swedish trapdoor spiders where dozens of hapless shoppers disappear every day, only for their skeletonised remains to be found behind a Billy shelf or under a Karlstad sofa come next spring cleaning…

A trip to IKEA is in order for all aficionados of the Age of Sail, though, because a new fabric has been introduced to IKEA shops worldwide!

My best friend’s parents gifted me this Christmas with curtains made from “Benzy Skepp”, and so my office is now sporting the most fantabulous curtains ever. The colour is a rather neutral, beige/coffee, and so it can be combined with even the most colourful of furniture. Now I can really write my Age of Sail books in style!

“Benzy Skepp” means “Benzy Ship”, and the fabric shows 18th century sailing ships. Swedish ones, I suppose; at least I’ve never heard of the HMS Benzy

“Benzy Skepp” is made from 55% linen, 45% cotton and I can attest it’s good quality. Do make sure you wash the fabric before you turn it into curtains, throws or bloomers, though – there’s some shrinkage.

You can’t order the fabric online, but you can look up size, price and availability here:

IKEA UK

IKEA USA

IKEA Germany

Other country’s websites, please look for “fabrics and sewing”, that’s where “Benzy Skepp” should be listed.

Happy sewing!

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