IL019 All-purpose Biking Red Softened - 100% Linen - Medium (5.3 oz/yd2)

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Price: $16.58 per yard
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Coloring flowers, ribbons, veins and pulsing hearts, the iridescent crimson in BIKING RED Linen is the lifeblood of Frida Kahlo's paintings. Echoing the tinge of red in the Mexican flag, this shade came to represent many forces in Frida Kahlo's deeply introspective paintings, but a unifying theme was a love for her native Mexico, which she bound tight into the core of her art.

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 All-Purpose
Content : 100% Linen
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

Customer Questions and Answers

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This is such a rich and beautiful red. No color change after first wash. The drape is lovely and the feel is nice and heavy instead of floating away and feeling cheap. Will repurchase!

Julianne • October 17, 2022
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Susan profile image Renaissance Faire Royalty

I made two costumes for the 2021 season of the Kentucky Highland Renaissance Faire out of the Biking Red IL019 and the rose jacquard that is no longer available. It washed and ironed like a dream.

Susan • July 27, 2021
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Kirsten profile image my husband's favorite red

i wear mostly cool tones and red is often a bit much on me- my husband and i compromised with Biking Red. coordinates well with rich browns, Eggplant, Evergreen, and most rich blues. it has a slight blue tone, and a slightly dulled/brown tone, but is still definitely in the red group.

Kirsten • May 13, 2021
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Great fabric

I have always loved linen and your fabric is awesome. This is my third or fourth order and I am never disappointed. This red is gorgeous and I can't wait to start on a new project.

Alvine • January 19, 2021
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Susan profile image My new red sheets.

I ordered 25 yards of this wonderful red and am getting it ready to turn into sheets for our extra long twin adjustable beds. The first sheets I made are from the bleached white linen and we have a little dog who likes to wake us up in the morning by jumping up on the bed after going outside to do his business. We live in Georgia where out dirt is red and his foot prints make our white sheets look dirty really fast. So my solution is red sheets. I cut the 25 yard in half and washed and dried the first half 3 times to get it ready to sew. I'm hoping to get them cut out today. When I first made linen sheets, my husband didn't want them so I made mine and when he saw how much I enjoyed mine, he wanted his own. He loves them now as much as I do. We may never sleep on anything else.

Susan • January 19, 2021
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Hoping this photo posts right side up! Charlie sleeveless blouse in Biking Red

Lisa • April 29, 2021

Here is the sleeveless blouse from the Charlie pattern collection in the Biking Red middle weight linen. Loved making it so much that I immediately made it again using some Royal Blue middle weight linen I had on hand! Also pictured are the Cass wide legged culottes (free download pattern!) In bleached signature finish middle weight linen. Great patterns, excellently written with superb instructions.

Lisa • April 29, 2021

Nice fabric, no, fabulous fabric it's just not the cherry red I was hoping for. Intended use was valentine dresses for grand daughters so, I made a shift for me.

Carla • January 14, 2021

The perfect gift...6 beautiful dinner napkins in Biking Red.

Lindsey • October 27, 2019

Perfect fabric for a perfect Valentine's dress for my little girl. And 4th of July dress.

Ranae • January 30, 2019
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