4C22 Rustic Mix Natural Softened - 100% Linen - Heavy (7.1 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 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
Content : 100% Linen
Type : PLAIN WEAVE
Thread size warp : 11.6
Thread size weft : 11.6
Thread count warp : 38
Thread count weft : 32
Color : MIX NATURAL
Weight : 7.1 oz/yd2
Width : 57 inch

Customer Questions and Answers

JW

I am looking to purchase fabric to make a slipcover for my sofa that gets a lot of use and would like to be able to machine wash when needed. Would you recommend the 7.1 or 8 oz. version?

Jennifer • November 20, 2022
MC

Either or would work with the 8oz having just a bit more substance if you feel that it is needed.

Maureen • November 20, 2022
MN

What is the difference between your Natural and Mix Natural? Is Mix Natural mixed with something? Thanks.

Melody • October 20, 2022
MC

The mixed natural has bleached and natural woven together which gives it a mixed look.

Maureen • October 20, 2022
BC

What color thread should I use? Lol I'm new to this. Would white be okay or try to get an off white/cream?

Briana • August 31, 2022
MC

Please take a look at this article in our help center - we have a few suggestions for thread color that may help you decide.support.fabrics-store.com/hc/en-us/articles/360058715271-Sewing-with-Linen-Needle-and-Thread-Suggestions

Maureen • August 31, 2022
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I want to recover my dining room chairs. Is this fabric durable enough? Is there a different one that may be better? My husband always wears jeans and he has worn out two different fabrics in the last ten years. Thank you!

Linda • August 19, 2022
MC

Yes, this linen is often chosen for upholstery and slip cover projects. This one and the slightly heavier IL090 would be the 2 linens to look at for your project.

Maureen • August 19, 2022
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4C22 linen

I'm a painter and have been using this linen for several years. It's great to paint on. Four yards is just enough for three paintings. Ordering is simple and it arrives quickly.

Tony • September 30, 2022
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Love the linen

Sally • June 19, 2022
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LOVED THIS!

I am fairly new to linen and have decided I love this weight for aprons (which I make a lot of). I have recently ordered natural that wasn't softened, and have decided I like the softened better. This was a dream to sew with once I got it squared up. The mix in the natural adds some interest. I have already ordered more. Can't wait to embroider on it!

Gail • May 19, 2022
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Nature brought spring indoors

I love the look and weight of this natural linen. It feels like spring has come indoors. For a test piece, to establish fabric shrinkage and performance, I made an Easter tablecloth. Before working on it I dipped the fabric in water and let it air dry. The shrinkage was roughly 5%. The embroidery was done over a single layer wash away stabilizer utilizing poly embroidery thread with a 5 pass bean stitch. The fabric supports the tension of the embroidery beautifully without pulling the treads out of position. The edge finish, a simple scalloped edge, was supported the same way. For the embroidery, I used Embrilliance software "Stitch Artist - level 3" for the design on my Mac and a Bernina 880 sewing machine for the stitching. I think the weight of this fabric is also suitable for pants, skirts and/or a suite jacket. I would not make a summer shirt out of it. The natural slubs were fine prior to washing but some very rough slubs looked pretty bad afterwards. The fabric was ironed afterwards which settled them back down.

Heike • March 11, 2022
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Wow.

I purchased 5 yards to make roman blinds. When I opened the package, I was just amazed at the quality and heft of the linen. So few fabrics live up to the description these days, but this fabric does! It was crisp before washing and soft after the first wash. Yes, it did shrink, but it's within the limits in the product description. LOTS of dryer lint. And after machine drying, it really did not wrinkle as I expected. I washed a second time, less lint, still no wrinkling and less shrinkage. One more to go! By the way, the fabric has VERY straight grain, which is perfect for my blinds.

Anne • February 19, 2022
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I chose to use FS MIX NATURAL Heavyweight Softened Linen–I love the breathability and texture that the linen has and is structured enough to emphasize the details of the pants while soft/opaque enough to wear without any lining. As soon as I finish a project, my immediate reaction is to style it and I like that I can dress these up or down depending on my mood for the day, whether it's a graphic tee and vans or with a blazer.

netty • June 14, 2022

To make my Riva Pants I chose to use FS MIX NATURAL Heavyweight Softened Linen–I love the breathability and texture that the linen has and is structured enough to emphasize the details of the pants while soft/opaque enough to wear without any lining. As soon as I finish a project, my immediate reaction is to style it and I like that I can dress these up or down depending on my mood for the day, whether it's a graphic tee and vans or with a blazer.

netty • June 14, 2022

This Mix Natural linen was a dream to work with, and the perfect weight for an apron. I've already ordered more.

Gail • May 19, 2022

Lighter photo (I hope!) Same apron.

A • March 18, 2022

4C22 Mix Natural: Apron using full width if the fabric. No pattern. Just pleated the top. 1"-1 1/2" width pleats. Top stitched over all folds to flatten. Added ties. Neck band and buttonhole/button. Ruffle on bottom with scraps. Looks so cute on! And has great coverage for cooking Thank! Comfortable too! Thank you F-S.com!

A • March 18, 2022
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