4C22 Rustic Reed Softened - 100% Linen Fabric - Heavy (7.1 oz/yd2), Width 57"

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Moody, sombre and filled with suspense, the silvery blue tone in REED linen was entrancing for British painter Walter Richard Sickert, allowing him to convey scenes lit by a soft, diffused light. From the murky waters and metallic skies of Venice to delicate, intimate interiors, Sickert conveyed a spectrum of subjects with this color throughout his career, filling his work with a quiet, ghostly sense of anticipation.

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
Color REED
Width 57 inch
Weight 7.1 oz/yd2
Thread size warp 11.6
Thread size weft 11.6
Thread count warp 38
Thread count weft 32

Customer Questions and Answers


Can I order a sample of this fabric?

Grace • December 13, 2022
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Please contact our customer service department directly to request a sample. email askfabrics-store.com

Maureen • December 13, 2022
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Christi profile image Winter dress.

I love wearing this linen. It is easy to sew, once you get the hang of it. It finally went on sale so I could get this color. Seems much bluer in the outside light, dustier color than appears. Love shopping with Fabrics-store.com. Excellent customer service.

Christi • September 17, 2022
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4C22 Reed is a wonderful color. Used two yards to make a large bath sheet. Linen dries so much quicker than terry cloth towels.

Rita • February 22, 2021
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Starr profile image Sara trousers in Reed

I made oversized trousers for a sit-down comfort, relaxed look WITH contrast pockets. Nice drapey yet neat look and the pockets fit my cellular. No place for a pic or I'd send one.

Starr • February 16, 2021
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Hi! you can always email us your photo and we can add it on your behalf :)

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Carolyn profile image So comfy

Dress no. 1 from 100 Acts of Sewing in Reed. So comfortable. Great drapes and i can just toss it in the wash when i need to. Great everyday type of dress, with POCKETS

Carolyn • November 7, 2020
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Morgan profile image beautiful

the color is identical to the color on the site. It's a gorgeous dusty blue. my only complaint? I wish I ordered more of it when it was on sale. hehe

Morgan • October 27, 2020
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The heavy weight linen in Blue Bayou was even better than I expected. The color was perfectly consistent throughout and it was easily manageable in the sewing process. It forms crisp lines when pressed and I barely used any pins or clips because it doesn't slide around when going through the machine. I have worn these pants several times without needing to wash them. They hold up well in the wash and they have that glorious rumpled texture after laundering. I love this fabric.

Bailey • June 12, 2023

My first time sewing with 4C22. I like it a lot - made a coat I can wear in the winter in the south. I shortened the FS free pattern Mara painter's coat 12", eliminated the breast pocket & vent, and sewed with French seams. Pattern and instructions (tutorial) are great!

Lyn • December 10, 2022

Love this color Reed. Love this 7.1 weight for winter. It handles so well to sew. I am so glad there is a place to buy quality linen at lesser pricing. Their customer service is very personal, they work at having happy customers.

Christi • September 17, 2022

I fashioned this jacket after one I purchased in Greece. I love the way the fabric feels, handles, looks and sews.

Kathleen • March 15, 2021

Great color and weight for a linen coat. I used Simplicity pattern 8554. I love the way it turned out. Great for Spring or Fall.

Karin • February 23, 2021
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