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

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Andy Warhol loved red. From high heeled shoes to blooming flowers and celebrity portraits, shades of blazing fire lit up his iconic artworks and made them pop. The pink crimson of Firecracker Red linen was one of his favourites, appearing as inky, infused washes, bloodshot stains and patches of flat pattern, a colour that could celebrate decadent power as much as the darker side of life.

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

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Used for paraments

I served the ends, washed in cold water with a color catcher and dryed on normal. There was some color on the catcher and the material remains soft and lightly wrinkled. I ordered 4 yds and just measured and still have 4 yds after washing and drying. I will be using to create an altar cloth and veil. Nice drape and wonderful color for Reformation Sunday as well as Pentecost.

Sandra • August 24, 2021
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Vibrant, beautiful red. The linen is silky smooth and soft.

Donna • December 30, 2020
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Deborah jo profile image Love Firecracker Red!

I LoVe Linen and yours is unbeatable. Yes, it takes a little more care but it's well worth it. I wash cold water and dry on a cool dryer. Iron as needed and always feel cool and crisp. I get compliments and always give referrals as I know nowhere else to buy linen as well priced and as durable as yours.

Deborah jo • September 8, 2019
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Beautiful red

This fabric made a great dress. The weight is heavy enough not to need a lining on the full skirt, but feels light and soft. I would describe the color as being more on the blue side than orange. Maybe kind of a pinkish red. I can take it out of the dryer and wear it without ironing, for a casual look. Ironing imparts a more crisp, dressy look. I prewashed in warm and dried it twice before cutting. Yes, there is plenty of lint in the first couple of washes. I don't object to this. That's what linen does.

Margie • July 24, 2018
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Was there a crimson tide when washed, and did the fabric fade?

Barbara • January 1, 2018
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Enjoyed using this fabric for my first real garment project, the Hinterland dress by Sew Liberated. I love this dress and wear it a lot. People complement the bright often! Red is always in, isn't it?

Jessica • September 13, 2020

I am crazy for a good dress. Especially one with buttons going down along the front. The Loren pattern is going to be a fave in my closet. When I received it the first thing I did was pull out all my vintage buttons to put against the beautiful Firecracker Red linen I got.

Warlene • December 5, 2019

Although "this" photo looks distorted?? This client and I designed this 3 pc. Outfit. She is Very attached to RED, so when I showed her the quality of the fabric and this awesome color! (actually looks better when not squished)

Judith • October 18, 2019

I chose this I Firecracker Red, my favorite color, to make my Elope top by The softened linen was perfect for the inverted pleated sleeves and attached pocket. The Lagen Look design lends itself to linen and yours is the best.

Deborah jo • September 8, 2019

Soft, cool and comfortable for our Texas summer! A dream to work with!

Margie • July 24, 2018
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