IL019 All-purpose Black Fs Signature Finish - 100% Linen - Medium (5.3 oz/yd2)

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Price: $17.54 per yard
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Darkness pervades Tacita Dean's artworks, falling over craggy rocks and epic mountains into inky, bottomless wells. BLACK Linen shares Dean's endless black, a colour that intensifies mystery and drama, cloaking and concealing everything it touches.

At a medium weight of 5.3 ounces this 59 inch wide 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.

Our FS Signature Finish was developed exclusively for us using a special process that makes this linen super soft with a comfy, classic look you'll love at first sight.

As a bonus, this process removes almost all of the initial shrinkage, giving you more fabric to get your projects done.
This finish makes the linen as soft as butter. Yep, 100% linen that feels and drapes and sews as no linen you have ever encountered. Because the fabric has been pre-shrunk for you - it will be less than the base cloth width.

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


What is the difference between the signature finish cloth and the all purpose softened cloth?

Amberly • yesterday
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You can read all about our finishes in this article from our Help Center:

Lauren • September 22, 2023

pre wash in what temp. dry what temp. lost card that came with fabric!

Kristi • September 19, 2023
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You an find our washing instructions in our Help Center here:

Lauren • September 19, 2023

I purchased this fabric to make a dress. Does this fabric have "right" side?

Junko • August 22, 2023
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No, This fabric does not have a right or wrong side.

Lauren • August 22, 2023

What is the width?

Susan • February 20, 2023
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This is at a 57/59 inch width

Maureen • February 20, 2023
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IL019 Black Signature Finish

Very soft with a nice drape.

Peggy • today
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IL019 Black

Love this weight of linen. Have sewn pants, jackets, purses, placemats and they all look great and are comfortable to wear. I line my purses with pretty cottons and my placemats are reversible with coordinated colors. This I'd my go to linen.

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Beautiful Black

I made trousers and a top for my daughter's wedding with this beautiful black linen. I decided to make a matching kimono jacket but I needed to wait for it to go on sale. Hooray! It went on sale so I can finish the ensemble. I love the Signature Finish.

Susan • December 10, 2022
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Amazing Linen

Quick & short review...Buy more! Next purchase will be an entire bolt of this fabric. It is stellar! Best price and customer service, can't be beat. 10 stars!

Grace • November 28, 2022
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This was my first fabric-store purchase and I'm SO happy I finally ordered! This is a true black that drapes nicely and I can't wait to wear my new jumpsuit I made, once the weather cools down a bit!

Pamela • September 6, 2022
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I put the Charlie pattern on my list because it is a versatile little multi-season capsule wardrobe encompassed in one pattern collection! I've always wanted to experiment with a "me made" capsule wardrobe; so what better opportunity to try it out than one of the Fabric-Store pattern collections?

Jeandre • August 31, 2023

I am a huge fan of linen. Most of my summer wardrobe is linen because it means everything goes together, it's cool, it's natural and I feel special when I wear it. I loved the quality of the fabric-store linen! Straight out of the box you could see that the drape and weight was perfect for a summer dress. It moves beautifully, and of course, sews up an absolute dream - no stretching, no drama. It's love.

Leila • August 1, 2023

I made a magical extra pocket! The belt is adjustable by wooden buttons so that it can be worn high on the waist or lower on the hips, depending on the outfit. Inside, it has tiny pockets for credit cards, cash, and pens. It fits my phone, keys, and wallet all at the same time! I lined it with black cotton, and added some fun embroidery and patchwork on top. I sell these pockets on my website at !

Leah • May 25, 2023

For my fabric, I chose the Signature Black Linen in Medium Weight. Deciding on a colour was honestly the most difficult part of the process! The Akira set would look so great in absolutely any colour of the rainbow. I ended up choosing black because of the great childhood memories I have visiting cosmetic counters! I always wanted to dress in all black, like the inspiring makeup artists I looked up to. Later on, as a teenager, I began working in the hair and beauty industry myself, so wearing black became part of my regular attire.

Annie • December 21, 2022

I made a beautiful dress, the Ava from Pattern Scott, using the FS-IL019 BLACK FS Signature Finish 100% Linen, which is my favorite!.

Dianne • June 9, 2022
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