4C22 BLEACHED - 100% Linen - Heavy (7.1 oz/yd2)
At a heavier weight of 7.1 ounces this 100% linen is referred to as Rustic due to its more textured look and feel. Durable and perfect for projects that require just a bit more substance.
|Article :||4C22 Rustic - Bortovka|
|Content :||100% Linen|
|Thread size warp :||11.6|
|Thread size weft :||11.6|
|Thread count warp :||38|
|Thread count weft :||32|
|Weight :||7.1 oz/yd2|
|Width :||57 inch|
I ordered this small amount specifically to compare the weight to the 5.3 oz. bleached linen from which I had just made eight hemmed, mitered linen napkins. In the comparison I found I liked the lighter weight linen for napkins but made a great table runner from this piece . It is only slightly heavier so could have possibly made napkins and still used it. I always read everything explained about each material and the reviews for other suggestions.. In the last month I have tried five things and all have been positive experiences. Great linen at a great price.
I have purchased this specific fabric and many many others from here. first of all, best prices on linen you can find. i've done my research a and have failed to find better prices and service. if you are a seamstress and work with linen frequently you know how much it shrinks. and should prepare accordingly. i read a review about the fabric shrinking too much and that's just an illegitimate complaint. a company doesn't create the amount of shrinkage a fabric has. i have not one complaint from here on any color or weight i've ordered. always arrives on time or early for me. quality is always perfect. and i'm sure if it ever is less than perfect they would be able to help me with whatever i need. i will continue to support. thank you!!
Patricia knows her stuff. I'll have to try putting dish detergent in the batch to start with next time. however it still dyed well. I'll get back to y'all when I've turned it into a wearable garment ;)
This linen is an absolutely wonderful product! I purchase both the bleached and colored fabrics. I scour and wash the bleached linen before dyeing to make sure that it takes up the dye nicely. I simmer the colored fabrics in water with a tiny amount of dish detergent or synthrapol for about 20 minutes in a pot on the stove and then wash, dry and iron before using them. They come out spectacularly and barely any dye comes out in the water. I've found that FS cuts enough extra length to account for shrinkage, so if I order a yard by the time I'm done preparing my fabric as I have described, it shrinks down to about 37 inches. Perfect!
It would be so nice if reviewers would stick to reviewing THE PRODUCT, not any problems they may be having with their order!! I am not interested in reading that but I would like to learn more about how others are using these fabrics and their results. WE NEED A FORUM!
Susan, you have every right to your opinions as does the anonymous writer. I see both of your points. If you read the reviews on other fabric on this site, most of the disappointment is from the return policy and customer service. I see that you are quite happy and that's great! There are a good number of people who do not agree with you ,(they also have every right to say so). I wish everyone was as happy as you are but obviously they are not.
I just read the comment by the anonymous person who was very harsh in their opinions about customer service, the color of fabric and shipping. I am a type I am always leery of people that won't provide their name when complaining. 1am an individual who wants everything to be done immediately, but you must be outrageously selfish and hard to please. Maurine has always been outstanding in customer service and her desire to make your day as wonderful as she can is always put first. They are very busy and sometimes it does take them a while to answer, but they ALWAYS do. Let me also tell you just how fair they are in trying to help. They had a daily special about two weeks ago which I ordered. I also ordered a doggie bag product that read "1 Left". I was checking out and had an issue which did not allow me to complete the transaction. I called and left a message for Maurine and feared that the doggie bag selection would be gone and also the daily special also. When I did not hear back by the end of the business day I figured it was okay as I have cases and cases of their wonderful fabric "just in case" and could live without another ton. To my surprise, I checked my voice mail and Maurine had called me and said not to worry even if it was the next day she was saving them for me. So, I consider that service above and beyond. Yes, they do do not pay for return shipping. That is clearly stated in their information. Their prices are wonderful compared to other linen suppliers so you should be grateful to have access to this quality for this price....and, also, if you don't like the color then save it and use it for another project...or as the other comment stated whiten it the old fashion way....or better yet order a swatch but do heed the advice of one person and realize that all bleached WILL NOT ever be the same due to the dying process. This is not new knowledge to seasoned linen addicts. Here's hoping you can find another supplier that will meet your unrealistic demands. Yes, I wish the shipping were less and even the fabric, but we all would be hard pressed to find linen of this quality for a cheaper price. Also, condition yourself to watch for the daily special and the especially great hourly sales. Maurine and other CS's if you read this just know that this lady from South Carolina loves and appreciates y'all and I hope that your IT Dept. can get my back office fixed so I won't have to bother you so much when ordering. I appreciate y'all and am addicted to your fabric.
I hesitate to purchase this linen. I have tried several times to contact this company. Both via email and phone. I have called at least 8 times and every time was unable to reach them. They need to revisit the website and remove their number if they don't want to be contacted. There is enough negative reviews of both their return policy and customer service to make me shop else where. Sad.
The linen arrived in about 5 days, which was amazing as this was a Canadian order. I had to pay $20Cd for customs upon receipt. I was expecting a confirmation email to tell me it had been shipped, but I did not receive one, so I returned to the site to check the status and found out it had indeed been shipped soon after ordering. I have not yet made up the fabric, but I used the tips for washing and drying a large piece of fabric - thanks for that! - and I found the shrinkage exactly as predicted on the website. So far, the only thing that could be better was for me to receive the email saying that it had been shipped.
I am in love with this fabric. I will be using it to sew my wedding dress, and I am very picky on the color as result, so keep reading. Some people reviewing need a reality check and some just need more knowledge. linen is not white naturally, so there will always be a lovely warm creamy undertone when it is not mixed with other materials. But, linen is also one of the worlds oldest materials and humans have been using it for millennia and we know how to whiten it quite a ways. I received my fabric, and knowing it would be slightly ivory, I preshrunk it and blued it like the Victorians used to do. Now although not as harsh white as staring into an LED lightbulb, it is a beautiful soft white without any yellow undertone. The fabric is not the problem, learn more, whine less.
I bought 2 yards of this hoping to make pillows. When I received it, I measured it out and saw that they gave me 5 inches more fabric than what I ordered. How nice I thought, they allowed for shrinkage. I secured the edges, washed and dried the fabric prior to cutting and re measured the goods and found it shrunk 10 inches. I was astounded. I cannot believe it shrunk that much. I will rethink purchasing This product again
This is the best fabric for curtains, table cloth and pillows. Love this linen. I love the feel, heavy but soft and very easy to sew, like most linen fabrics from Fabric-store. Thank you.
Great for making braies, undertunics, and linings to surcoats (among other outergarments). Good buy.
This is the second time I bought this weight and color. Both times I washed it on delicate and cold water. Dried it on delicate once and then hung it to finish drying , it comes out spotted. it has big white splotches across the fabric. I use it for SCA garb. I have to use it for a layering piece where it can't be seen. I bought it to make matching party colored garb for my husband and my self . I by lots of your linen it is all I use. I have just had a problem with this one piece twice. thank you
I bought this linen to make some French provincial style bath towels & hand towels. At first I was shocked by the colour as it was not a true white. I went ahead anyway. I didn't wash it before making them and just guessed the shrinkage. Absolutely fabulous to sew, press seams etc. behaves so nicely. What I was most impressed with, was, the more I've washed it, the whiter it's become. Perfect linen for what I needed. Will definitely, without a doubt use this linen again for this purpose. It was perfect. I made some dishcloths and tea towels from the spare linen, and they are the best I've ever used.
I am SO pleased with this fabric and SO glad I didn't order the optic white! "Bleached" is always a surprise, but this bolt is just lovely and I'm glad I ordered enough to have a little left over. Anytime you order "bleached" linen, you really must get all that you'll need in one piece, otherwise there is no way to get the color right as there is variation between bolts, just like dyed linen, and can even be some variation between one end of the bolt and the other,depending on how it's bleached - though not often. "Optic" white is nice, but it can sometimes be...somewhat...shall we say, "chemically abused"? This can cause premature breakage at the creases. Was also pleased to see that it was loosely packed and that neither the bleached piece nor the natural piece - though both rough linen - were brutally creased at the folds - as creasing is, perhaps, linen's only true enemy. Thank you so much - I am very pleased!
I ordered a few yards of this a couple months ago, and just ordered a couple more. The color is not even remotely the same. The first batch was quite white and exactly what I wanted, the second batch is way more like ivory. The fabric is okay and usable, but not even close to being white. Also, the cut was both poor and stingy - after washing, I've got about 70 inches, not 2 yards, and it's on such a diagonal that once I straighten for grain, I'll have about 67 inches. So my advice: order all you'll need at once, plus some. Double check the cut and color before you wash, as they apparently don't. Plan for a ton of shrinkage.
i have been searching for an affordable beautiful white linen for my custom sewing business. I tried this for a set of french dinning chair slip covers and it was wonderful to work with. Beautiful drape. Easy to sew. I will definitely be ordering more.
After posting my review and several email I finally got an aswer form their customer service, only to enhance my dissapointment. They will not reimmburse shipment cost, any not the original not the one you pay to returned the item, at all. "if you return the fabric because you don't like it, we're still out the cost to ship the fabric"... I did not returned the the fabric because I did not like it, I returned it because the color was NOT anywhere near the color posted here. BE VERY CAREFUL when you place an order unless you are 1000% sure it is just what you want.
This linen has such a wonderful weight and beauty to it. I created a custom floor length tablecloth using the 4C22 Bleached to help tie together this wintry seaside look. Just love this linen!
I am using this heavy linen to make a hoop skirt for the Tudor period. The weighty steel used in the hooping required a very strong fabric. This looks like it will work out perfectly.
I love the comments on this product and will call my order in the morning. I'm going to use this with fabric painting and dying for original design throw pillows. I've been looking for a suitable fabric for this process to use at the Sunflower Adult Day Service where I facilitate the art program.. After reading the comments, I'm ordering.. Can't wait to make some examples.. Will send photos at end of Sept or October.
Hi, I have to tell you about what I learned. I thought lint was a great idea too, but unfortunately it can be too fine and cause respiratory problems for small beings. Anyways, I don't want to sound like a know it all, but what you said hit home with me, and when I learned about the facts, it sort of scared ne.
yes, It is more Med-Heavy than a true canvas. To soften it up wash it in hot and dry it Hot with 6 tennis balls (clean obviously!) do that 3 times and it comes out like butter! Yes, it is linty but put the lint out for the birds they will love it for nests. Don't do that with regular drier lint though! Oh and no fabric softener, just makes it gummy!
I found this to be a slubby, rustic looking linen. Because of the slubs, I find it difficult to draw threads for hemstitching. However, it makes good rustic tablecloths and table decor items. It takes to large-scale crewel embroidery.
I agree with the previous review, this is medium-heavy, not heavy weight fabric. This fabric lints a lot, creating mats of fiber that I had to hand-remove. After that - it's gorgeous. Took the reactive dye beautifully & made a beautiful bedcover. Smooth, not scratchy.
I bought both the white and the natural. I must say i was quite afraid i would't like it...until i got it in the mail. it's beautifull and really heavy. i love it. I use it for crafts, embroidery and crosstitch. It looks fabulous. The price is amazing for the quality of the fabric (even with shipping) :)
I find this overall to be a nice heavier-weight of linen (although I still think of it as 'medium-heavy', not 'really heavy'). It has a few too many slubs in it for my taste, and although I've laundered the dress I made several times, it's still a bit on the stiff and rough side. For an outer dress, that's fine; but I regret the underdress I made out of it. :) The price, of course, makes up for the few issues I have!
Used the bleached fabric that was stiffer (unsoftened) so that the drapes could hang better and be more stiff. Absolutely love how they turned out!! These are 13' hanging drapes (ceiling is 15'). I put drapery tape at the top and did a french pleat. The bottom of the drape is still too which makes it look professional.
Made out of the 7.1 Bleached and decorated with my exclusive embroidery work.
I made the pants also using the same fabric. I love this pattern for the comfortable fit and the fabric just makes it even better.
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FABRIC SAMPLE DETAILS
4C22 BLEACHED - 100% Linen - Heavy (7.1 oz/yd2)
Sample Size: 2" x 3.5" (Including Swatch Card)
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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.
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- Machine wash cold.
- Gentle cycle.
- Only non-chlorine. Bleach if needed.
- Tumble dry low.
- Medium steam iron.
- Machine wash cold.
- Gentle cycle.
- Only non-chlorine. Bleach if needed.
- Tumble dry low.
- Medium steam iron.