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

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The inky depths of INSIGNIA BLUE linen seeped dark stains into Japanese artist Katsushika Hokusai's evocative landscapes, lending them deep bass tones that hum with melodic resonance. The colour, known today as Prussian, or Berlin blue, swept across Europe in the 18th century, causing what some called a "blue fever", as it infiltrated painting, wallpaper prints, stamps and even the Army Uniform for the Prussian military.

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.

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
Color : INSIGNIA BLUE
Weight : 7.1 oz/yd2
Width : 57 inch
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Fabrics-store buyer profile image Low thread count shows
Reviewer: Anonymous

Nice texture but the low thread count shows. Will do fine for napkins that i bought them for but even that... they feel and look a bit cheap only because the dark blue does indeed bleed and leaves whiter/lighter threads exposed.

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Christina profile image Careful, the dye bleeds
Reviewer: Christina

I,m very happy with the color and the texture of this cloth. However, I have run it through the washer seven times, with an extra rinse cycle, and it's still bleeding blue dye. I put a new scrap of white cotton in with each load, and each time I see that the scrap has turned blue. (Less blue than at the start.) I will just have to keep washing this one separately for a while.

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Nora profile image Lovely linen
Reviewer: Nora

I ordered this to make clothing for historical re-enactment, and it is wonderful to work with.

4C22   INSIGNIA BLUE  Softened 100% Linen Heavy (7.1 oz/yd<sup>2</sup>)

Dillon in his Insignia Blue viking tunic in the Wyrdwood Viking camp at Sarasota Medieval Fair!

Posted by Michele
4C22   INSIGNIA BLUE  Softened 100% Linen Heavy (7.1 oz/yd<sup>2</sup>)

My grandson in his wee Viking tunic made out of Insignia Blue! This was at the Bay Area Renaissance Festival recently. The color is perfect for his Ginger Chunkiness!

Posted by Michele
4C22   INSIGNIA BLUE  Softened 100% Linen Heavy (7.1 oz/yd<sup>2</sup>)

This is the back of the 4C22 vest I made. The back panel is fused on and then stitched for stability. The back panel is material from Thailand which I finally have a use for! The 4C22 is a good weight for a vest. Will be ordering more insignia in the future.

Posted by Pat
4C22   INSIGNIA BLUE  Softened 100% Linen Heavy (7.1 oz/yd<sup>2</sup>)

I lovethe color and workability of this linen (4c22) this is the front of a vest with a garnet pin I made. Am thinking about putting one button there instead of the pin. Will post a pic of the back.

Posted by Pat
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