IL019 KENYA Softened - 100% Linen - Middle (5.3 oz/yd2)

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Kenya is a rich combination of red and brown that some call red-earth, bold on its own, but combines well with neutrals and other fashion colors.
KENYA linen's rich shade of red ochre seems intrinsically bound to nature, invoking rich, fertile soil and the careworn bark of ancient trees.
Kenyan contemporary painter Michael Armitage has embraced this earthy color to convey his homeland of Kenya, illustrating its wild and untameable beauty with an evocative array of ochre and sienna tinged hues. Amidst his fantastical, wild scenes people from modern life are intermingled with the ghosts of the past, crossing back and forth over one another to form a prismatic and complex vision of Kenyan identity today.

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 Multi Purpose
Content : 100% Linen
Type : BASIC
Thread size warp : 17.9
Thread size weft : 17.9
Thread count warp : 46
Thread count weft : 37
Color : KENYA
Weight : 5.3 oz/yd2
Width : 59 inch

Customer Questions and Answers

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Accurate color

I found the color on the website to be true to the actual color of the fabric. Looking at photos submitted by other viewers was helpful also. The quality of the linen was fantastic as usual. Absolutely loved my finished garment!

Gretchen • July 9, 2022
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Wonderful Colour

Such a gorgeous earthy colour that is reminiscent of the soil on Prince Edward Island and other maritime provinces. Very grounding.

Barbara • November 7, 2021
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Fall It's

I used this Kenya with my medieval blue for my Fall pillows and throw.Easy to work with and looks so pretty together.

Marlene • October 8, 2021
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Beautiful color

This linen is a beautiful earthy color, very similar to Spice. When I hold them next to each other Spice is very slightly brighter, but they could easily be two different dye lots of the same color. I'm not sure what I will do with it yet, but it would make lovely clothing, napkins or tablecloth.

Sandra • March 6, 2021
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Gorgeous Color

I got the IL019 and its the perfect weight for apparel. Washed and dried and the color is still beautifull!! Will be buying more

Cindy • May 31, 2018
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Oksana

We are glad you like it :) IL019 really is a great go-to fabric for most projects. Let us know if you need ideas or patterns!

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FS Kenya mid-weight used for an Assembly Line Cuff Top

Gretchen • July 9, 2022

My throw and pillow covers.

Marlene • October 8, 2021

ABBEY wrap cardigan will always be timeless, perfect with many things in my wardrobe and be sure to become one of the favorite items! This cardigan turned out to be so comfortable, ideal for a hot summer day, it can be worn as a dress or as a tunic, with shorts and a tank finished off with a pair of sneakers. For sewing I used FS KENYA Midweight Linen, I have loved this rich brick shade for a long time. I would also like to sew a heavyweight linen long sleeve cardigan to wear in the fall.

Karina • September 28, 2021

This color is so beautiful in the sun. It gathers and pleats so nice and feels soft and breathable for summer.

Amber • September 14, 2021

I have chosen the FS KENYA Midweight Linen because first I had a real crush on this color! I chose this weight as it lends itself to make a garment for summer. For a long time, I was also eyeing the Papao Pant pattern from Ready to Sew, which is a French pattern company, and thought it was a perfect match. I also had in mind to make a faux-jumpsuit with this pant and asked the Instagram community for recommendations on the most suitable top. The Cielo top was very popular so I decided to give it a go! What is so great about making a set is that you can make your fabric the most profitable when cutting. Now with all the scraps, I am planning to make a hat and scrunchies so this fabric will be fully used. You can read more about this project here: blog.fabrics-store.com/2021/06/15/curated-by-you-pauline-sarwan-makes-a-linen-faux-jumpsuit/

Pauline • June 15, 2021
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