IL019 All-purpose English Rose Softened - 100% Linen Fabric - Medium (5.3 oz/yd2), Width 58"

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ENGLISH ROSE linen's sumptuous, rustic crimson held great spiritual significance during the Italian Renaissance, clothing figures with indulgent drapes that seem to radiate human warmth. World famous Venetian master Titian painted religious, secular and mythological subjects with this gloriously vibrant red tone; given how rare, expensive and potentially toxic the pigment was he placed it sparingly on the canvas, adding intensity and drama around his central and most prized figures. "A good painter needs only three colours," he mused, ", white, and red."

At a medium weight of 5.3 ounces this 58 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.

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
Width 58 inch
Weight 5.3 oz/yd2
Thread size warp 17.9
Thread size weft 17.9
Thread count warp 46
Thread count weft 37

Customer Questions and Answers


I notice that English Rose is out of stock. Will Fabrics Store restock this fabric?

Janet • December 9, 2023

Would this weight work as casual drapes?

Mary • June 1, 2023
Lauren profile image F|S Team

Yes, this is a popular choice for casual drapes :)

Lauren • June 1, 2023

Has anyone posted a thread color for this fabric yet?

Martha • August 14, 2022

Mettler Metrosene color 0628 ,Blossom, is an exact match. I also posted a picture.

Jean • August 14, 2022
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Beautiful soft red

The color is so interesting and unusual without being at all loud. The linen itself is luxuriously soft and immediately wearable.

Robin • March 6, 2023
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I love linen, but THIS is wonderful stuff!

I can't wait to make a blouse out of this linen - it's beautiful, as is always the case with Fabrics Store.

Cheri • September 13, 2022
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Colonial Ball Gown petticoat

This is a beautiful color which goes well with a gown which has a damaged petticoat. Looking forward to working with it.

Bonita • January 8, 2022
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Roxy profile image Great color

I washed and pressed the fabric the day I bought, but have not had time to make up yet, and when I do, it will be a Tina Givens pattern. The color is beautiful, and on the cool spectrum, but I think it would be great on most skin tones.

Roxy • November 14, 2021
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Great color

I really love this color and the way it feels next to my skin. Easy to sew and work with.

Beverlie • January 28, 2021
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Cardigan based on the FS Sol pattern, as are the pants. This is such a pretty color -- but do use Color Catchers or similar product when washing, even on cold.

Judy • January 4, 2024

This is from the FS Sol pattern in IL019 Prestige Blue: I used self fabric for the interfacing, which worked but next time I'll use a sew-in voile or lawn. Both the tunic and pants are made per pattern instructions. My only addition was an in-seam pocket on the right side of the pants.

Judy • January 4, 2024

I used the Free Range Slacks pattern by Sew House Seven. I love the color and the fabric. I'm wearing it with a navy linen Cielo Top.

Robin • March 6, 2023

This is an answer about thread color. I'm finishing the Loren pattern in English Rose. The thread is Mettler Metrosene 0628.

Jean • December 3, 2022

Absolutely love the color of this fabric! The pattern I used is Remy Raglan Top by Sew House Seven.

Danette • July 29, 2022
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