4C22 COMPLEXION Softened - 100% Linen - Heavy (7.1 oz/yd2)

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Price: $15.54 per yard
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COMPLEXION linen is a rich, fleshy tone, backlit with glowing warmth like the blushing skin of a ripe peach. British painter Lucien Freud infused many of his figurative paintings with this warm pink color, particularly his male subjects, infusing them with a deeply intense, hot flush of life.

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.

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 : 4C22 Rustic - Bortovka
Content : 100% Linen
Type : BASIC
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
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Annette profile image LOVE this color.
Reviewer: Annette

I'm highly offended. This does NOT match my complexion. Just kidding - ha! It does NOT match my complexion and I'm not offended in the least at the color name. My mom was a natural redhead, and I just keep imagining how beautiful this would be on her. I can wear it beautifully, as well, being brown-headed and somewhat freckled. I'll think of Mom every single time I look at it. I can't wait to make something up. I'm prewashing as we speak, getting ready for spring. :o)

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Reviewer: Livia

It's a very pretty color. I'd rather all of these colors with names suggesting that pink is a default skin color would not do that. It's exclusionary. Lucian Freud didn't have one color for people's complexions - the faces he painted were often disquietingly mottled with 4-5 different masses of color. Many of his portraits had names associated with them - you could call it Hermine or Caroline or Oscar.

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Crayola Crayon color name
Reviewer: Maria

Crayola Crayons once had a crayon with the color name "Flesh." Things will change as long as we keep talking to one another and not just letting stuff eat at us until we do or say something we regret. "Complexion" color linen may well go the way of "Flesh" colored Crayolas.

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Racist? Not!
Reviewer: Lisa

If I was so inclined, I could call the color name racist because it isn't my redheaded very light-complected color. So I am also left out of identifying with this color as my own. However, this color is exactly right for a redhead to wear so I will be making a beautiful blouse out of it. People are so stirred up by the current environment that every word is suspect. Focus on the fabric and imagine what you can make with it. It's a neutral color which could be worn by most people, and if you're into making sheets, think of waking up wrapped in this warm color. Focus on the quality of this product and be aware that lesser quality linen is being sold for $20 - $40 a yard online.

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jumping to conclusions....
Reviewer: Anonymous

how uneducated and small minded of people to jump immediately to the conclusion that this color is racist. i am sure that was not the intent, why would it be? what would this company have to benefit from doing this? i find that people who immediately react to something of this nature often have those very issues within themselves. this is also racist, to say those kinds of things where they were not intended. the political correctness of this country is veering off into the land of the absurd.

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How ridiculous can you be?????
Reviewer: Janet

HONESTLY, griping about the NAME of the color and calling it racist?? This is the silliest thing ever! I just can't believe people are going to sit around and write reviews about how offended they are by the name of this linen. It is beautiful and good fabric so just get over your ugly frame of mind....no bad intentions were used .... it is only a color description! If you look at any of Lucien Freud's paintings, you will see exactly why the linen is described as such. No racism intended....why don't you do something more constructive with your time than to bash Fabrics-Store about this. And yes, my name is Janet also but we are not the same person.

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Beautiful shade inspired from paintings by Lucien Freud
Reviewer: Beverly

I have been looking for this shade. It will match colors in my bedroom decor. I was disappointed to see that some reviews were all about racism and really nothing to do with the fabric! Apparently some people have not read the article about how the color came about. It's based on paintings by Lucien Freud of his friends and relatives. Check it out. I completely agree with reviewer, Janet.

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Wonderful colour referencing the painting.
Reviewer: Janet

Complex colour, a complexion ie putting together of colours. Very flattering. I have ‘deep' autumn colouring with underlying golden warmth. My complexion involves golden warmth, clarity, pale cool and saturation and I share my colouring group with a small percentage Asian, African, Indian Caucasian's. and others. We are limited in warmth and cool but not is darkness nor saturation of colour. All the words I have used deep autumns use with no raycist concern that our individual complexions ie mix varies visually. Noting racist. This linen colour balances warm and cool and has some darkness and saturation. Ii find it difficult to find pink or peach type colours which I can can wear or use flatteringly in bed linen so I am grateful. Look at the golden tones in the painting.. I find the political complexion applied by some in reference to the artists colour, a choice to be ignorant and raycist. We can do better.

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Lovely, rich color, not my complexion, but flattering.
Reviewer: Elizabeth d

I'm making a sort of heavy linen vest to go with a light weight "Potting Soil" jacket. The jacket is made, I need more of the medium weight fabric for slacks.

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Thank you!!
Reviewer: Anonymous

Racist was my first thought about the name and commentary, too. It's close to the color of my complexion, but mine is even lighter. It is an example of culturally embedded racism that the writer may not have been conscious of. I do like the color very much just not the name. I can think of many uses for the linen, if I had some.

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Jan profile image Wonderful!
Reviewer: Jan

Guess what? This isn't MY complexion either but I still love it and choose not to be offended by a mere label - because it's so pretty! I don't work with the 7.1 weight often, but all FS linen is highly desirable and great fun to use and their customer service is fantastic.

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Kinda a racist color
Reviewer: Anonymous

I think you have offended a person of color. This color is NOT MY complexion!!

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