IL019 ANTIQUE WHITE Softened - 100% Linen - Middle (5.3 oz/yd2)

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The creamy tone of Antique White, with its tarnished brown undertones, glistened across the great Realist painter Gustave Courbet's canvases, investing them with the sparkling vibrancy of the French coast. Courbet's trademark palette was warm beige, sandy or golden tones, applied with a knife to the canvas in thick slabs as rich and heady as buttercream.

Dedicated to capturing the essence of real-time and place in these scenes, he observed how "Painting is an essentially concrete art and can only consist of the representation of real and existing things."

At a medium weight of 5.3 ounces, this 100% linen is versatile enough to be referred to as an All Purpose or Do it All linen. With its smooth look and tighter weave, this linen is neither sheer or heavy, but just the right in-between weight you will need for a variety of projects.

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 : IL019 Multi Purpose
Content : 100% Linen
Type : BASIC
Thread size warp : 17.9
Thread size weft : 17.9
Thread count warp : 46
Thread count weft : 37
Weight : 5.3 oz/yd2
Width : 59 inch
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Absolutely lovely
Reviewer: Jean

Antique White is more like a candlelight shade of white instead of ivory. As you can see from the other posts Antique White easily lends itself to heirloom techniques, projects, and vintage clothing. Of course its also great for contemporary garments. It would be great in home furnishings for a less rustic look than the Natural and Mix Natural.

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Elizabeth profile image Lovely sand color
Reviewer: Elizabeth

I've used this linen several times for my textiles business. I've handprinted my own designs on it and sewed table runners and and pillows for happy customers. I'm about to sew up a toiletries bag with it. The weight and texture of it is just beautiful. I highly recommend it if you are looking for a light sand color.

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a high low blouse
Reviewer: Janet

I posted a picture of the high-low blouse I made using the pattern available here at Fabrics-Store, except I didn't use the elongated pockets. The fabric was a pleasure to work with and forgiving of my errors. It was the first time I used bias tape to find a neckline. This sturdy blouse will serve me very well over the next months!

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medium weight antique white linen
Reviewer: Pamela

Love this linen! washes up beautifully, and great to sew on. The color is perfect..coordinates with the other colors and weights. Normally I Use the heavy weight, but I'm really liking the medium lately for clothing.

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Vickie profile image Lovely!
Reviewer: Vickie

Lovely creamy color, and so soft, I've made pants, tunics and other items with this gorgeous linen. Sews wonderfully! See the pictures for a tunic I made. Love all your linens and am always happy with the results of anything I sew.

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Love this Linen
Reviewer: Cynthia

I made a pair of linen lounging pajamas with IL019 Antique White linen. The color is just as it appears on my monitor; a beautiful greyed-down ivory, reminiscent of old linens. I washed and dryed the fabric twice to pre-shrink, and ironed prior to cutting, hand monogramming, and sewing. The IL019 is soft and comfy and the weight is perfect for these PJs: not too heavy but not too sheer to wear in mixed company. I'm SEW happy with the results that I am in process of making two more sets in different styles and colors of IL019.

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Love it more over time
Reviewer: Denise

Made bedroom curtain from this...loved them right away but can't get over how much more I've enjoyed them at various times of the day...this color is complex. Has undertones of greens at certain times, blue at others and turquoise at night. Just beautiful and so much more interesting than optic white which I almost chose.

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Wonderful Stuff
Reviewer: Mary

I have never seen any linen from the Fabrics Store that I did not think is fabulous, and this is no exception. Must say the enlargement pictured looks coarser and a bit darker than it really is. It's lighter and quite soft and relatively fine. I haven't got it made up yet, but I am going to use mine to make a hooded cape for a Druid in a play. The tunic that goes under will be a little darker and heavier. For this I am using some pieces of various shades that I got from the Doggie Bag. Right now I am envying the Druid, because I would like to be using the material for something for me!

Blouse made IL019 Antique White and other FS Linen scraps.

Posted by Sophie

My favorite 'white'. Its soft and the perfect not bright white. I made this Roscoe blouse hack in antique white and then again in barn red because its the perfect shirt and great linen.

Posted by Sophie

This is Burda pattern 127 from the May 2020 edition of Burda Style. Not quite a T-shirt and not a blouse is the given description. Very easy make in an hour. But then there's the tracing. :) The IL019 Antique White will become a favorite go-to fabric.

Posted by Jean

I used the softened antique white and potting soil linens to create a this contrast shirt. I absolutely loved working with these linens, they are a perfect weight, super soft and easy to sew! I highly recommend these fabrics as they are such good quality and will add an extra level to you project. Instagram georgias_portfolio

Posted by Georgia

Initially, I had grand plans when I first received the Cameron pattern- my plans being the addition of a dramatic tiered ruffle hem and full romantic sleeves to match. So eager to pursue this concept, I did not realize until halfway through the toile what a mistake I was making! To create such drastic changes altered the very essence of the Cameron dress – its simplicity. I paused in my process to reconsider, this time paying closer attention to what the fabric was trying to tell me. The linen, a softened mid weight in Antique White, gave an heirloom quality with its color and weight. I decided to stay true to the pattern – stripping away a few details to incorporate drawn thread work as a subtle nod to an older time. A time when handmade garments were not just clothing, but family treasures made with tender patience and the intent to pass down to another generation.

Posted by Nayila

A basic heirloom technique known as "Drawn" or "Pulled" thread work embroidery. This type of embroidery is achieved by gently pulling out individual thread along the grain line to create a small gap in the fabric. A combination of hand stitches is then used to create simple to elaborate designs within that gap. Step by step tutorial available here:

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tunic on the right is a Tina Givens pattern made with the antique white. so soft and comfy!

Posted by Vickie

Linen lounging pajamas made with IL019 Antique White linen.

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Posted by Linda

I made new goblet style curtains, a bedspread, and pillows for my bed. I like the fabric a lot.

Posted by Linda

I used the IL019 in Antique White softened to make the fitted sheet on this baby bed set. I used IL041 in Chocolate Chip softened to make the dust ruffle. Both fabrics worked great, although the Chocolate Chip did give off lots of lint! I washed and dried it twice, but probably could have repeated that another time or two.

Posted by Sandra

Antique white shown with Dark Denim and Cardinal - napkins and ruffle trim Antique White

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