1C64 BLACK Softened - 100% Linen - Middle (5.3 oz/yd2) - 2.00 Yards

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Darkness pervades Tacita Dean's artworks, falling over craggy rocks and epic mountains into inky, bottomless wells. BLACK Linen shares Dean's endless black, a colour that intensifies mystery and drama, cloaking and concealing everything it touches.

A finer quality 5.3 ounce medium weight 100% linen that is woven with finer threads, and an increased thread count. The higher thread count makes 1C64 shrink less and gives this linen a very smooth and luxurious look and feel, earning it the moniker "luxury linen".

The cloth is Softened so we have added a softener to give it a silkier hand. The fabric has not been laundered so shrinkage will still have to be taken into consideration (shrinkage depends on fabric weave and laundering method).

Fabric specifications:

Article : 1C64
Content : 100% Linen
Type : BASIC
Thread size warp : 23.8
Thread size weft : 23.8
Thread count warp : 49
Thread count weft : 49
Color : BLACK
Weight : 5.3 oz/yd2
Width : 58 inch

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Underwhelmed with the color

I bought 2.5 yds of this linen for making blouses. I agree with the previous review in that this linen is beautiful as always but the color is not true black. It is really a dark gray, a very faded 'black' linen. I may have to dye it black myself to make it true black.

Bo • July 26, 2022
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JG
Not very black?

I ordered two 1-yard pieces from the doggy bag, and while the fabric has a delightful feel and I will have no trouble finding a use for it, it is faded enough before even washing it that I am not sure my sister (who wants a black blouse) would really consider it black. I would almost consider it a charcoal gray, and expect it to fade at least a bit over time. Have others observed this as well? I hope to load a picture that shows it next to a black velvet jacket that is a very plain intense black. My phone gave the linen a reddish cast in one area that I couldn't eliminate, so ignore that, but the upper part of the pictured linen seems true to life.

Jessica • July 5, 2022
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Beautiful quality

It took a while to arrive, because the carrier did not deliver my first order. I called customer service and they were AWESOME! Long story short they re-send my order without any run around or issues. The fabric is a true deeply saturated black, very soft with a beautiful drape. I machine washed and dried it and the color is still rich and saturated. It leaves a lot of lint in the dryer the first time, like all new linen fabrics. Not an issue for me as i only tumble dry linen one time to shrink it, after that i line dry.

Carmen • June 4, 2022
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Perfect for my needs

As a musician, I have to wear a lot of black for stage performances. The lights get very hot, and I have found this linen to be the perfect solution to a comfortable, professional look. Pants, tops, skirts, the style is always comfortable in the IC64 linen.

charlotte • June 29, 2021
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Courtney profile image It is black

I used this to make a black skirt. I followed the Gypsum Skirt pattern by Sew Liberated. I am very happy with it!

Courtney • December 26, 2020
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(1C64 Black Softened Middle). I thought I ordered IL019 Black Softened Middle, it turned out to be a good mistake. Can't have enough black linen outfits. Both Simplicity patterns (top was cropped from a dress pattern S9101; wide legged pants cropped to ankle length S8389). Can't wait to wear on my next travel adventure! I love linen from Fabrics-store!

freda • yesterday

I ordered two 1-yard pieces from the doggy bag, and while the fabric has a delightful feel and I will have no trouble finding a use for it, it is faded enough before even washing it that I am not sure my sister (who wants a black blouse) would really consider it black. I would almost consider it a charcoal gray, and expect it to fade at least a bit over time. Have others observed this as well? The picture shows it next to a black velvet jacket that is a very plain intense black. My phone gave the linen a reddish cast in one area that I couldn't eliminate, so ignore that, but the upper part of the pictured linen seems true to life.

Jessica • July 5, 2022

Happy with this fabric. It is a tad see through in the sun. I'm wondering if the heavy weight would be less transparent. Other than that I am happy with the fabric and color. Turned out great for my project. I love working with linen and wearing it.

Courtney • December 26, 2020

Casual summer dress

Megumi • August 11, 2020

Although I have the skills to do my own pattern making, I love to support other crafters, patternmakers, and small business owners when sewing pieces for my own wardrobe. Plus, it saves a lot of time. I was instantly attracted to the Zadie Jumpsuit design because the surplice wrap top.

Morgann • October 10, 2019
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