IL019 All-purpose Mix Natural - 100% Linen - Medium (5.3 oz/yd2)

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The Natural color thread in this fabric is the earth made color of flax when it has been retted and woven into thread. No dyes, no bleach. The only thing that impacts the color of the cloth from one production to the next ( if it is more beige or grey) is the amount of sunshine and rain that particular flax harvest had.

Bleached linen color thread is made by "stripping" the natural color out of flax ( just like you would with bleaching hair). What you are left with is a very soft shade that is just ever so slightly an off-white color.  

Mix Natural color is achieved with one bleached thread and one natural color thread interwoven together. As a result - you have a grey toned natural color that is a great compliment to all other colors.

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.

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


I made a jacket out of mixed natural softened a couple years ago. Will this fabric match the softened version? in color and texture? thanks

LEIGH • May 18, 2023
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It's best to get a color sample. There will be variations in the color of the flax harvested and milled every season, so you may find there is subtle difference.

Lauren • May 18, 2023
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This along with the other two orders of linen were spot on for me. I have been doing Architecture and Interiors, commercial and residential for 40+ years. Finding this source for fabrics has been a real fun place to get fabrics for personal use as well... Cheers to the people that have helped me.

Kent • August 30, 2021
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Fabrics are so easy to fold and manipulate that it was a joy to sew

The two Linen colors I've worked with IL019 MIX NATURAL and 4C22 GREY MIST Softened are lovely. Both fabrics are so easy to fold and manipulate that it was a joy to sew. I found the weight of the Linen perfect for making a soft toy, it allowed the filling to stay inside and I fell in love with the rustic look of the 4C22 GREY MIST Softened.

Elsa • July 29, 2021
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Can't go wrong with this mixed linen, perfect mid weight for any project.

Cynthia • October 5, 2020
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Camper linens

Loved working with this fabric. I made two duvet covers, pillowcases and fitted sheets for our new RV. That's a LOT of linen, more than 20yards, but it'll last a lifetime.

Eileen • September 26, 2020
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First Buy

This was my first purchase from fabric store. I made the crisp linen pants from the free online pattern. I made them for my husband. They work pretty well unisex.They work pretty well unisex I love the quality of the fabric and I would definitely purchase this item again.

Lynn • August 3, 2020
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I graduated in architecture and after 10 years working on large scale projects, I became a mother and started sewing toys for my children. Through playing with natural materials and curious shapes, I wanted to reinforce their natural development, inspire curiosity and creativity. I wanted toys that enriched interaction and didn't overload their senses (or mine). Thus the small handmade brand mauvais marie was born. Now my children are 4 and 2 years old, they give opinions about new designs and make special requests and the fabric dolls are still great friends and are memory triggers for these first years of life.

Elsa • July 29, 2021

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Rosalind • December 8, 2020

When I ordered this fabric I thought it was the "softened" version but alas it was not. That said it was pretty soft just after one wash & dry, extremely easy to work with, and made the perfect wide-legged pull on pants (Simplicity S9110) for this sewing beginner. Recommended!

Rosalind • December 8, 2020

I experimented to see how it accepted block printing ink - it did a great job! It even picked up tiny detail from a vintage car stamp! I will certainly be using it with more block printing. I used some in the current linen challenge / contest - and it worked beautifully. This is a great linen fabric!

Donna • November 13, 2020

I wanted to share with you a picture of custom drapes I made using your mix natural linen this is 28 yards making 4 double panels and 2 single panels they are hanging in a mountain house in North Carolina they came out beautiful and the fabric was great to work with!!

Lisa • November 9, 2020
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