IS003 Mix Natural - 51% Linen / 49% Cotton - Light (4.3 oz/yd2)
The Natural color thread in this fabric is the earth made color of flax when it has been retted and woven into thread. No dyes, no bleach. The only thing that impacts the color of the cloth from one production to the next ( if it is more beige or grey) is the amount of sunshine and rain that particular flax harvest had.
Bleached linen color thread is made by "stripping" the natural color out of flax ( just like you would with bleaching hair). What you are left with is a very soft shade that is just ever so slightly an off-white color.
Mix Natural color is achieved with one bleached thread and one natural color thread interwoven together. As a result - you have a grey toned natural color that is a great compliment to all other colors.
At 4.3 ounces this 51% Linen/49 % Cotton blend brings together all of the things you love about linen, and the easy care of cotton, making this, a perfect pairing of two great fibers.
|Content||51% Linen / 49% Cotton|
|Thread size warp||34|
|Thread size weft||21.7|
|Thread count warp||61|
|Thread count weft||38|
Customer Questions and Answers
Is this a shear fabric. I want a dress, but don't want to line it.
This is a 4.3 ounce linen/cotton blend that is not sheer. Please take a look at some of the posted pictures to get a better idea of how it looks as a dress. We also have samples for sale so you are able to see if this is will work for your project.
How does this fabric perform for machine embroidery? I am planning Christmas place mates with fairly heavy count embroidery (50,000) stitches.
Beautifully as with all of our 100% linens and linen cottons.
Is this fabric 51 percent linen and 49 percent cotton good to use as background fabric for quilt? Using cotton blocks in quilt. Should I wash linen/cotton fabric first? Thank you
We have had some customers use this for quilting and you would want to wash first to remove the shrinkage.
Received my first order of #IS003. What are the laundering instructions for this fabric?? I thought I might find it with the item description, but I didn't see it there.
Please see our help center for recommended wash instructions. Cool to warm water wash, tumble dry low heat. Zig zag or serge the ends to make sure the linen does not fray.
It's gorgeous! Like everything but from here!
I have been working on curtains for my family room and love them so much I think I will make more for bedrooms. The light looks so beautiful coming through this fabric! Light but not too light or sheer, not too heavy, it is perfect for so many uses but right now it is curtains I am loving!
This is my go-to fabric for summer capris--the color goes with everything. This fabric is cotton-like in the way it behaves, i.e. it is not as springy as all-linen. It wrinkles la little less than the standard medium weight linen. I also make capris in il019 which is slightly heavier than this.
I love the neutral color and the texture of this fabric. Have made clothing, but my favorite use is in quilting. It makes a fantastic background.
I read a review on this fabric after I received it and was hesitant to work with it. Really had no project in mind. Then I washed it. WOW! It's beautiful Would make a wonderful rustic tablecloth. Easy to take care of too. But I think it's going to be a simple Lagenlok shift dress. I'll probably order more for the table cloth and may even make some to give away. Just unbelievably beautiful!
Great minds think alike. As Megumi posted below, I also lined my banneton bread making bowls with remnants of this fabric left over after making the dress below. I've made a bread bag and applied this block-printed label that is made from some IL020 bleached linen. I really love the cotton-linen natural for tea towels, to cover my sourdough starter, and all things breakmaking!
This is my first time working with the cotton-linen mix. I love it! It has all the breathability of linen and is very comfortable on. I know that no two flax harvests render the same "natural" hue, so I'm glad I got in on this one. It seems to me to have a frosty champagne hint to it. I was inspired to try my hand at tucks and lace insert by Dilakshi Waidyaratne. See her posts on the Thread Blog and on Instagram (Deemade___).
The fabric I chose was IS003 Mix Natural - a cotton-linen blend. One of the reasons I wanted to work with this fabric was the colour and the weight which was in between a light and mid- weight linen. When I initially got it I was worried it would be too stiff but a quick wash was all it needed to get that lovely drape. I also had some tricky details I needed to incorporate into sleeves and the skirt, which worked perfectly with the weight and drape of the fabric.
My brother got married two months ago, and I wanted to sew linen dresses for my little sisters. I did not find any quality linen fabrics in my country, and I received a recommendation for fabrics-store. To create something with your hands is to object to the fast culture, and to engage in slow work, which leaves satisfaction, experience, and a product with a memory that remains even after the work has disappeared.
FABRIC SAMPLE DETAILS
IS003 Mix Natural - 51% Linen / 49% Cotton - Light (4.3 oz/yd2)
Sample Size: 2" x 3.5" (Including Swatch Card)
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FABRIC CARE INSTRUCTIONS
Please note that some of our darker or more vibrant shades will have some residual dye run off or bleeding. It is important that you launder or treat like colors with like colors so that you do not compromise the integrity of any other colors, fabrics or garments during the launder process.
We also suggest that if you are combining one or more of these types of colors with lighter colors that you pre-wash the linens seperately and once the item is completed do not launder again, but Dry Clean.
- Machine wash cold.
- Gentle cycle.
- Only non-chlorine. Bleach if needed.
- Tumble dry low.
- Medium steam iron.
- Do not use Perm Press cycle in wash or dry