IL019 All-purpose Black Softened - 100% Linen Fabric - Medium (5.3 oz/yd2) - 20.00 Yards, Width 58"

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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.

At a medium weight of 5.3 ounces this 58 inch wide 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 All-Purpose
Content 100% Linen
Width 58 inch
Weight 5.3 oz/yd2
Thread size warp 17.9
Thread size weft 17.9
Thread count warp 46
Thread count weft 37
20.00 Yard Bolt
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Customer Questions and Answers


What is the opacity? Would I be able to use this fabric as a changing room curtain?

Barbara • June 5, 2024
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You may prefer our 4C22 which is a little heavier.

Lauren • June 5, 2024
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How many yards on a bolt?

Alanna • October 8, 2022
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Our bolts are sold in 20 yard increments.

Maureen • October 8, 2022
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Where is this linen grown and manufactured?

Sarah • November 1, 2022
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Our linen is grown and processed throughout Eastern Europe. All our fabrics are OEKO-TEX certified. The OEKO-TEX organization tests our products for over 100 harmful toxins and chemicals before approving them for public use. This is known as Standard 100 and you can read more about it here:

Maureen • November 1, 2022

Is this product suitable for dinner napkins

Beth • November 17, 2022
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Yes with this linen being the most popular choice for napkins.

Maureen • November 17, 2022
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Basic necessity in my fabric stash

The IL019 in black is one of my basic fabrics to use. Pants I made 3 years ago in Morocco pattern are an everyday favorite. Just made a black woven tee for a customer with it. Can't go wrong with this fabric, maintains its color after many washings and just keeps getting softer.

Linda • June 24, 2022
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Beautiful linen!

I purchased this linen to embroider designs for pillows! Love the look and feel of the fabric plus it laundered beautifully!

Beverly • November 21, 2021
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Great for machine embroidery

I buy quite a bit of the linen, mostly in neutral colors to use for machine embroidery designs on pillow covers, tea towels etc. I needed some black for some designs I will be framing. The linen gives a nice matt textured look that I was going for.

Patricia • November 19, 2021
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This is a very useful and easy to work with fabric. I've made a lot of things with it over the years. Prewash and dry hot to prevent shrinkage on your finished garment.

Michael • November 19, 2021
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Just beautiful Black linen

I've purchased the linen and canvas fabrics first out of curiosity then later because I just love the high quality fabric they sell. I've ordered at least 5 times in the past 2 months. Great products. Looking forward to buying more.

Leatricia • November 19, 2021
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L019 Black softened. Simple black dress with semicircular skirt. I like the simple yet luxurious finish of this fabric.

Takako • October 13, 2023

This is the Cuff Shirt by The Assembly Line, in IL019 mid-weight softened black linen. It was a joy to work with, and I reach for it often.

Janet • June 4, 2023

I chose to make the Zina shirt in a softened black linen. The pattern features a dress and shirt version and offers button cuffed sleeves and front pockets. I made the shirt version with two front pockets and added a little extra flair by including buttons on the pockets hems as well. I also shortened the length by 2.5" as I fell just below the lowest size range and knew the shirt would be long on me.

Leila • September 7, 2022

The blouse is the gathered blouse with yoke pattern from fabric store. The skirt is my own design, made to be adjustable through years of pregnancy and nursing.

Beth • April 13, 2022

Love this linen. These pants are comfortable and versatile. I can dress them up or down depending on what I wear with them.

Kelly • March 2, 2022
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