IS003 Mix Natural - 51% Linen / 49% Cotton - Light (4.3 oz/yd2)

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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.

Fabric specifications:

Article : IS003
Content : 51% Linen / 49% Cotton
Thread size warp : 34
Thread size weft : 21.7
Thread count warp : 61
Thread count weft : 38
Weight : 4.3 oz/yd2
Width : 57 inch

Customer Questions and Answers


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.

Melinda • November 11, 2022

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.

Maureen • November 11, 2022
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It's gorgeous! Like everything but from here!

Hilary • March 20, 2022
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incredible curtains

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!

Janet • November 25, 2021
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Victoria profile image Perfect for capris

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.

Victoria • January 1, 2018
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A fabric I keep in stock

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.

Mary ann • January 1, 2018
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wonderful surprise

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!

Linda • January 1, 2018

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___).

Kelly • August 8, 2022

I made a banneton liner with this for my sourdough bread baking.

Megumi • May 17, 2022

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.

Dilakshi • April 22, 2022

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.

Alumah • May 4, 2021

I am a sewing novice and this is one of my first few apparel projects. I purchased this linen cotton blend to use for summer face masks but wanted to try for something that I could wear. I am a petite person, so I didn't need too much fabric. I measured a tank top that I have on hand to make the pattern for this.

Megumi • July 26, 2020
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