4C22 NATURAL - 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|
After researching and reading many of the review comments, I finally took the plunge and purchased 3 yards for towels. OMG!!! They are super absorbent, dry quickly and have a faint smell of freshly mowed grass. (they've been washed 3 times now, and I'm hoping they never lose that smell.) I prepped by washing in hot water , then drying and really didn't see too much shrinkage. I cheated and used the selvages as finished edges and then a rolled hem on each side so the total time to construct was less than 1 hour. They still look really classy! :) Bonus: 2 linen bath sheets take up way less room than a single terry bath towel. Great for reducing laundry loads too!
This linen is absolutely lovely. It's EXACTLY as detailed in the description. I was looking for a heavy, rustic linen with which to make bath towels and this material is PERFECT in every way. It does make a lot of lint but linen, by its very nature, is a lint making machine for the first several washings. I can wholeheartedly recommend this fabric and the Fabric Store. I have ordered from them several times and each time they exceed my expectations. Thank you Fabric Store!!!
I am most disappointed in this linen. It is indeed very rustic looking with lots of slubs and has a Crinkle Cloth look after washing which precludes using the fabric with the warp running sideways as the crinkles run with the warp. But most of all, the LINT. Both washes produced over an inch of lint on the filter of my dryer. I am hoping that decreases as I had wanted to use some of the fabric for dishtowels.
I bought this fabric on special to try. It came neatly folded and smelled of fresh grass. After washing and ironing, it was heavy but soft. I made an egg gatherer apron and plan to make lots more items with my 5 yards. This fabric has a gorgeous hand feel and was a dream to work with. Napkins, towels, are just some Christmas present thoughts.
I wasn't sure if this fabric would be soft enough for apparel but to my surprise after a couple washes it is just right for the kimono jacket I made. I really like the weight and feel of this fabric. I make mixed media dolls and this fabric will be great for little bodies and heads. It is also a perfect weight for an apron. It really is a good multi purpose fabric, rustic and lux is how I would describe it.
I have used this fabric for sashiko embroidery and other types, and it works wonderfully. You can't ever go wrong with any purchase from this company, their fabrics are high quality and incredible. This is a wonderful basic, the natural shade and has so many applications from clothing to bedding. I don't know how I ever lived without my linen sheets and towels!
I have had so much fun with this fabric and ended up ordering more after my first purchase. I made bath towels for myself. Absolutely love them, it wicks up the water so fast and doesn't leave me feeling all damp. Also made dish towels and embroidered them..so cute and again, really good at picking up the water. So today I've been asked to make Easter basket liners for my grandsons. I thought the natural heavy linen would be perfect for little boys. I'll try to post a picture of the first one I made. This yardage has been so fun to work with. Truly, so many options!
I was excited to get this fabric but once I opened it was very disappointed as it was more open weave and stiff. I cut a piece to try my embroidered picture and it turned out awful. Next time I will ask for samples of linen before I buy even though the price was right!
Another great purchase! Used this for slipcovers and a valance. I have never been disappointed with any of my purchases over the years!
Love this fabric. Good quality and great color. I will buy it again!
Right off the bat I was disappointed. I expected the color to be warm and pleasant; something similar to raffia, burlap ribbon, or even a brown paper bag. Instead, the color is greenish. Very drab. Not a color I want for a tablecloth. Not sure what to do with it now.
I used this lovely linen to make a beautiful tablecloth for my dining room table. It has become my favorite. The look is casual and warm, however with the beauty and versatility of this linen, it becomes formal with the addition of runners and table toppers. I am currently using it with a centerpiece of Autumn/Thanksgiving table linens and vintage decorations and I love it.
I LOVE this rustic fabric. I cannot wait to dive in and make an apron, to start... my friend who grew up in E Germany said it reminded her of home... and another reviewer said it reminded her of her home in Lithuania. Where is this made? I design and make sustainable garments for women, so details help me and my customers to be informed about their shopping world. TX
I have ordered at least 20 yards of this fabric (I think) and have used it for 2 lovely blankets, bread bags and a purse for my shop. I have SO many ideas for this color. The weight is heavier and allows for making items that are more substantial. The fabric washes beautifully and comes out of the dryer or off the line with that delightful texture that is not "perfect" but soft and wrinkled and that feels natural and rustic but relaxed and comfortable.
F|S has spoiled me for quality linen! This was my first order and it was everything I expected from linen -- but better. It arrived promptly. It washed beautifully. It even ironed well now that I have purchased a decent board cover and iron. I embroidered a monogram on it with my home embroidery machine, then made it into a carry case for camping hammock, which will be a gift. I have enough left to make a summer wrap skirt and light jacket. Or a lined dress -- although perhaps it's too heavy for a dress(?). I will definitely be ordering more linen from F|S -- I already have a pattern picked out for my next dress. I started sewing again, incidentally, because I couldn't find well-made, simple summer dresses in the stores that were good quality cotton or linen. I stumbled on F|S while searching for good patterns (love the Noir dress!) and I'm going to be a steady customer from now on.
I made wide leg elastic waist pants, in about an hour, lovely, draping fabric, a pleasure to work with, gorgeous color. The feel is natural, cool, yet, substantial, will buy another portion, this is the perfect weight for 3 seasons in upstate, ny.
Beautiful. True, classic linen. Does shrink some, edge first to reduce snarling. Heavy duty. Sheets, pillowcases, even ruffles can be made with this.
I used this linen to upholster a vintage demi corbeille bed. It has a stiff hand out of the box but I'm sure it would soften with washing. For my project the stiffness worked to my advantage so I didn't pre-wash. It's heavy enough to upholster furniture surfaces that are purely decorative - headboard/footboard, cornice, etc. I wouldn't use it to upholster or slipcover a chair/couch or ottoman. Fingers crossed I can figure out how to add a photo. I'd love to share how beautiful the bed turned out!
Oh wow that's a beautiful headboard! Great job! Love the decorative border :)
Sturdy and easy to work with. I would not wear this as a top next to my skin but would as a pair of pants. Great for all kinds of projects where durability is necessary. Tighter weave, more primitive hand, stiffer drape. Would make a nice jacket, over dress, bags, curtains etc. This would certainly softened as flax always does with wear and washings.
Love this linen. Cannot wait to use it to make tops, pants, dress and whatever else. It drapes nicely, has a sturdy hand, not too much shrinkage, irons out well, perfect thickness for tons of project including bags and embroidery fabric. Fun stuff!
This is a smooth finish without the nubby feeling on so many linens. Nice, heavy, will work perfectly for some beachbags I'm planning.
I purchased this intending to make a pair of pants, but feared it would be too loosely woven and lacking in body for tailored pants, but I needn't have worried! After washing, it had wonderful body and a better hand, and the weave is not at all transparent. My coloring is sallow, and this is a good neutral.
As a medieval reenactor, it is vital to use period (or equivalent) fabrics, whenever possible, to ensure the garment you're making will have the right look and feel. This linen is where it is at. Get some, you won't regret it. Heck, buy a lot of it! You still won't regret it!
I've been using heavywight linen with the kaftan dress pattern to make it more versatile for use as a tunic for cooler weather. The natural linen worked well with some of the striped canvas as trim. I applied the canvas in a downward V from the neckline ending at the hips, left open for several inches at the upper edge for pockets. It has become my favorite dress/tunic. After several washings, the linen has softened nicely. The heavily textured canvas makes a nice contrast to the somewhat smoother heavyweight linen. I get a ton of compliments on it.
This fabric far exceeded my expectations. For some time I longed to buy a piece of linen. Finally, a sale and enough money to buy 2 yards. I will be making a tailored skirt and a pair of summer slacks. I love the softnnes and clarity of the color and the feel of the fabric is just wonderful. Any scraps too small for a garment or a towel will not be wasted. I am a quilt maker and this fabric will have an honored place in my quilting fabric! I am already deciding which one I will buy next!
I first bought this to make bath and tea towels. They are wonderful. I had some left over and I used it as lining in a handbag, it was awsome. Now I use it for lining in all of the handbags I make I make. The color goes with everything, the color is light enough that you don't feel like you are looking into a black hole when you open your handbag to look for something, but the color is dark enough that it doesn't show any dirt that might get on the lining. Best of all, this weight means I don't have to interface it, and that means I save on my costs. Perfect!
Made a simple dress with vintage crochet pockets, laces and one of your plaid linens. Love this, after a few washes it is soft and comfortable.
I was uncertain after receiving and washing this several times, however, I used it to make new bath towels and I absolutely love them. Texture and roughness is really perfect. It washes and straight from the dryer, slightly damp and it is wonderful.
I used this fabric to make bath towels with mitered corners and 1.5 inch hems. They are beautiful and dry very quickly. Also made a set of hand towels. Lovely material to work with and washed up great - no lint.
I purchased this fabric to make a tablecloth. I loved it as soon as I opened the box and saw it, but I loved it even more after laundering. For shrinkage purposes, I washed and dried it before sewing. It handled beautifully and made lovely mitered corners. I plan to purchase more to make shower curtains and window treatments.
Just used this to make a 2-sided medium weight blanket for queen bed...I used IL019 Antique white for the "inside" as it's smoother and softer. Came out beautifully. Now for some cooler weather to try it out.
I purchased the fabric for home dec. reasons. After reading the reviews I will wash the fabric for the expected shrinkage of a natural product. Plan to do many embroidered designs for decorator pillows for my shop. Fabric-Store my wish would be for a discount sale on the 4Cxx products as with the light weight products.
..but it could be used for so much more. I really love this fabric. I originally bought it for proofing bread, but I had enough I made a couple tea towels for the kitchen. Great fabric, and it could have so many uses. If you are eyeing this linen, go for it. It is a bit stiff/scratchy at 1st, but one or two runs through the wash (it does shrink a bit) and it is very soft.
I made 24 bread storage bags to donate to a local young business woman / veteran that just opened a Bread and Breakfast. She was THRILLED. The fabric was far superior to what a bought locally. I will be buying tons more. I love the natural linen which fits in nicely with her "farm to table" theme.
I m planning to make slipcovers out of this linen and wanted to see the color in person and also see how much it shrinks. Love the color. It shrinks ALOT which I expected. Washed it 3 times and it shrunk each time. Think I'll do a couple more washes. I like the wrinkles after washing. I would like it to have been a little heavier weight, but feel it will hold up well anyway
Love this fabric. I've used it before for drapes. This time I made table cloths, napkins and smaller cocktail napkins. It holds its shape well.
Have made 3 garments it is absolutely fabulous. Two jackets for my teenage grandaughters and a pair of pants for myself.............definately addicted !
Beautiful linen fabric, perfect color and texture for my curtains. Easy to sew. Great price. I love linen, and this is heavy and perfect for curtains.
I found this fabric to be very dirty and very linty. I washed and dried it 4 times before cutting it out. I also gave it a good shake between washings to eliminate some of the fuzz. I used it to cover papasan chair cushions and they look fine. I was afraid of the fabric "shedding" lint onto clothing, but that is not a problem.
I designed a line of linen home decorative accessories with this linen. We have place mats, table runners, dinner napkins and cocktail napkins, kitchen towels, fingertip towels and tissue box covers. All are made from this rustic natural linen with a hand stamped design on them. I have a long heritage of family grown and manufactured textiles. My mother's family comes from Lithuania and they grew flax and processed it to create fibers to weave into heirloom textiles. This linen reminded me of her homeland, so organic, that I had to use it for my line to carry on my family's heritage. We sew the piece with the fabric off the bolt which helps, with the sizing, to crease the fabric for the sewers. We then wash it to soften the fibers and prepare them for the fabric paint. The designs are then hand stamped with rubber stamps onto the fabric and allowed to dry. After they dry we heat set them with a hot iron. The linen has a very relaxed look after washing and the stamps add a very "farmhouse chic" look to the products. It is a very usable linen for everyday use because of the relaxed nature of the weave. I've use this linen for drapes, bed linen, upholstery. The perfect look for a natural and sustainable lifestyle. I endorse all the environmentally friendly aspects of this fabric when I sell it. It is a truly "green" fabric and a 100% sustainable textile to use in your eco friendly way of life. And it is just a beautiful fabric. Enjoy!
Worked pretty well for stretching canvas. This linen stretched pretty well with a pair of canvas pliers. I paint in oils and this linen creates an interesting slubby surface. If you like a smoother texture check out: DB IL019 which is a lighter oz mix.
I used this fabric to interline my husband's renaissance doublet. It's weight worked very well for the job, and it wasn't stiff. I used a nicer white linen (IL019) for the lining. Because both were linen, his doublet is comfortable to wear, even with the outer layer being black cotton velveteen. The fabric is a bit slubby, but it is a good weight and works well for what I used it for. If you need a stiffer linen, I would look for a different heavy linen.
These chairs will be used in my sewing studio as extra seating for guests and a meeting space with clients. I decided to purchase old chairs and recover, which fit my goal of low-budget and minimal effort with big impact. You can easily do this in an afternoon! The steps to complete the project can be found here : blog.fabrics-store.com/2020/06/04/diy-reupholstered-linen-chair-tutorial/
I ordered 5 yards of the rustic linen and had no idea what I was going to do with it other than admire its rustic beauty and quality. But after some deliberation ... here is a picture (sorry, the color is not good in the pic) of a project that turned out to be delightful Valentine's gifts for family and friends. I stamped and heat-set the designs. Then I made 4 dish towels and 4 sets of hot pads ... with just enough fabric left to make a quilted pad to soak up excess water under my counter top dish rack. Thanks for the patterns. Next I'm going to tackle making a bed sheet. So happy I discovered your linen!
I've been making these aprons/smocks for theneatkitchen.com and have used both the medium weight IL019 and heavier 4C22 linen in a variety of colors. I love the 4C22 Natural for men--it's a bit more rugged and makes a great gift for the BBQ master, home chef, budding artist, gardener and woodworker.
This was my first purchase from Fabrics-Store. And my first ever upholstery project. Love the linen. Love the service. I asked questions about what would stand up to upholstering a chair. The 4C22 was recommended and I love it. It is rustic. I used Natural and am very surprise how light is appears on the finished chair. I have another chair to do and then I would like to do a tablecloth (more helpful tips given by staff!)
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4C22 NATURAL - 100% Linen - Heavy (7.1 oz/yd2)
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- Only non-chlorine. Bleach if needed.
- Tumble dry low.
- Medium steam iron.