IL019 All-purpose English Rose Softened - 100% Linen - Medium (5.3 oz/yd2)

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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 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.

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


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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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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Like most other reviewers, I love the color and hand of this fabric. I made a flowy dress and it hangs beautifully.

Carrie • May 2, 2020
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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

The English Rose linen matched with the natural in a tote bag.

Anne • February 7, 2022

I designed this vibrant, convertible dress with the intent to play with it all spring and summer. I appreciate pieces that go the extra mile and this dress is such a bold statement that can be played up or down. I see this at everything from weddings to graduations depending on how you style it. Here I am sharing why, how, and the way it's done in 5 different ways. For this project, I chose to use FS ENGLISH ROSE Medium Weight 100% Linen. You can read more about how to style this dress here:

Warlene • March 2, 2021

Used the free Fabric-Store tank top pattern with the English Rose IL019 and it was a dream to sew. Shape looks a little skewed in this photo but is actually perfect) I did not have enough linen to make the bias binding for neck and armholes but I'm happy with the look of the contrasting cotton, which does not show when garment is on. Keep that in mind if you use the F-S tank top pattern- a good bit more linen is needed than the 1 to 1.5 yards called for if you want the bias binding in the same linen. The fabric was machine washed and dried twice in warm water before sewing. Garment has a beautiful weight and drape. Another great F-S purchase!

Rosemary • May 11, 2018
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