IL019 All-purpose Sapphire Softened - 100% Linen Fabric - Medium (5.3 oz/yd2) - 20.00 Yards, Width 59"

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Dazzling, brilliant blues like that of SAPPHIRE Linen define the paintings of Alexej von Jawlensky, streaking across his canvases with pulsing, living electricity. Modernist, Fauvist and Expressionist, Russian-born Jawlensky was a bold risk-taker, one whose wild, unbound art inspired a whole generation across Europe and beyond.

Known as much for his mystical landscapes as his expressive portraits, entrancing, glowing auras in pure, unmixed shades of this blue came to define his expressive paintings, jangling against iridescent reds, yellows, purples, and greens.

At a medium weight of 5.3 ounces this 59 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 59 inch
Weight 5.3 oz/yd2
Thread size warp 17.9
Thread size weft 17.9
Thread count warp 46
Thread count weft 37

Customer Questions and Answers

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So excited for this color!

This hade of blue met beyond my expectations! Washed,and hung on clothes line to dry. Perfect. Gonna make a large table cloth and kitchen curtains to go with my yellow walls! Very soft.

Linda • August 4, 2021
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Gorgeous color and good "hand"

I am a historical re-enactor. I made a completely hand sewn "hangeroc," an interpretation of Dark Age Norse costume. This fabric is easy to handle and sew.

Tina • January 12, 2020
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Rainey profile image Wonderful to work with.

I love how this fabric handles. I used mine to make a tunic with some black edging. It sewed up really easy and fast. I can't wait to make more!

Rainey • November 16, 2019
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The only color to ever disappoint

I was extremely disappointed in this color. After looking at the reviewer pictures I thought I had a good idea of what to expect, but the fabric I received is pale, not the saturated blue in the images. After washing the color faded even more, and left lighter color lines throughout where it had been folded to wash/dry. I am so frustrated with this color.

Jac • August 14, 2019
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Hi! I am sorry to hear you didn't like the color - I am wondering if the warehouse shipped a lighter blue color by mistake. I am going to send you an email now so you can ship it back to me so I can see what happened there because this is a very saturated blue and shouldn't be "washed out" by any means. Please look for my email in your inbox Have an awesome evening!

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Beautiful, clear color

So easy to handle, craft and sew. I love this linen!

Janet • October 28, 2018
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Linen napkins with machine embroidered sea star. Place mat is made with the 19" wide IL073 848 Mix Natural. Love the weight and feel of this linen!

Sarah • April 1, 2021

Super love this color and hand. This is my constant pattern from Simple Modern Sewing, a booklet. Sewing it with this linen was fast, easy and fun. I used IL019 Sulphur as the interfacing and made a few scarves out of the yellow, 3 per width 1.5 yard long. Nice outfit.

Carla • November 24, 2020

Made with saphire and black linen. Looks fantastic!

Rainey • November 16, 2019

A work in progress - long seams machine the rest hand work. All linen. My first one of these.

J. ann • August 31, 2016

I made this simple dress with IL 019 Sapphire and just love the quality of the fabric. A pleasure to sew! I will be back for more.

Carol • September 5, 2015
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