This is the kind of weighty linen that begs to be touched! The cross-stitch embroidery is of unbleached linen thread, I think. It started life as my great-aunt's best tablecloth, many years ago. Decades of laundering have left it supple and a bit wrinkly (in a good way). I was able to place the embroidered sections to best advantage, while using the scalloped edge for the hem, collar, and front . You will want to toss this over everything from jeans to a black velvet dress. It is loose-fitting enough to span sizes small to large (the model is a small). Back neck length is 26" (66 cm). It would look fabulous with a great belt, too. Hand wash.