IL019 WILLOW Softened - 100% Linen - Middle (5.3 oz/yd2) - 1.50 Yards

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Pale, hazy tones of dawn swept across Paul Nash's dreamy scenes, suggesting a place where all is hushed and still. The warm, pastel green of WILLOW linen was one of his recurring colors, invoking the cold light of frost-bitten grass, whispery strands of freezing fog or dreamy forms that seem to fade into distant, heavenly skies.

Nash’s early landscapes captured the light and life of real places around him, but towards his later career representation gradually fell away, making room for a personal language of Surrealism that reflected on the deeper meaning of life. Even so, the soft colors of the early morning British landscape stayed with him, taking on mystical, imaginative properties. “My love of the monstrous and magical led me beyond the confines of natural appearances into unreal worlds,” he wrote.

At a medium weight of 5.3 ounces, this 100% linen is versatile enough to be referred to as an All Purpose or Do it All linen. With its smooth look and tighter weave, this linen is neither sheer or heavy, but just the right in-between weight you will need for a variety of projects.

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 : IL019 Multi Purpose
Content : 100% Linen
Type : BASIC
Thread size warp : 17.9
Thread size weft : 17.9
Thread count warp : 46
Thread count weft : 37
Color : WILLOW
Weight : 5.3 oz/yd2
Width : 59 inch

Customer Questions and Answers

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Amy profile image Regency Stay

I've been using this linen for years in various weights and colours and I'm never disappointed. I used the willow with crimson accents and binding to make a lengthened corded and quilted Regency short stay. The Crimson accents ended up giving it an assassin's Creed vibe (which doesn't bother me at all)

Amy • December 12, 2020
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perfect weight for summer

I've been using this midweight linen in various colors for sleeveless button front blouses for hot, humid weather. It is perfect....not at all sheer but still light and cool, it allows good air flow and I find that even on the hottest days it keeps me cooler than even the cotton lawns or voiles that I was previously using.

Barbara • July 30, 2020
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So lovely

I ordered this along with the olive linen. The color is beautiful. It is a bit more vibrant in person than on the website. I am so pleased with everything I have ordered from your website. Thank you!

Jerri • April 8, 2020
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Danita profile image Wonderful in Willow!

This light green linen is a delight to work with! I made an easy breezy top for summer! I highly recommend this linen for tops and tunics!

Danita • May 4, 2018
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Megan profile image Wonderful Fabric

This was my first experience with linen and I loved it! It is a dream to work with and it wears wonderfully! It is light and breathable and has a nice drape. The only downside is that it wrinkles quite a lot but that is to be expected with linen. Also had fast shipping/delivery time and came neatly packaged. Can't wait to use it again!

Megan • January 1, 2018
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When I first saw the fabric after I ordered it, I immediately knew that I wanted to sew something that says "Hi – I'm a cool and fun mum, and also I'm a confident woman". So I ended up sewing the Oona Dress from VikiSews.

Sophie • June 16, 2022

I created the napkin rings in a Clay class I am taking and then I needed napkins to go with them!! This Willow green was perfect. This is the first time I have ever worked the hem stitch! I am excited to use these on our Thanksgiving dinner table!! :)

Dorothy • November 4, 2021

The Mariana blazer/ first attempt at notched collar

Emily • October 24, 2021

Easy Summer dress lined in Bemberg Rayon.

Donna • April 7, 2019

Willow linen made with Hadley Top pattern by Grainline Studios. Super easy, super light weight just perfect for summer weather! Thank you FS for great fabric to work with!!!

Danita • May 4, 2018
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