IL019 All-purpose Mix Natural Softened - 100% Linen - Medium (5.3 oz/yd2)
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.
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).
|Thread size warp||17.9|
|Thread size weft||17.9|
|Thread count warp||46|
|Thread count weft||37|
Customer Questions and Answers
I want to make a dress out of this. Is it opaque enough not to wear something underneath?
This coloration will have minimal transparency. Most customers have not mentioned needing an undergarment.
How much does this shrink - both width and length. THank you.
Please figure a 7-10% shrinkage based on our recommended wash instructions. Based on one yard the width should come in to about a 56 cuttable and the length will come up to about 33 inches.
how to wash prior to use
Pre-wash in warm to cool water 2-3 times to get all shrinkage out. Baste stitch, zigzag or serge edges so they linen does not fray. Low heat tumble dry.
Is this fabric good for dining room chairs?
This linen has been used for upholstery and slipcover projects, but if it is a high traffic area you may want to consider the same colorway but in a heavier linen. Ordering samples would help to determine which one would work best for your needs.
I love the feel of this linen and the color (natural) is perfect for my next garment me-made projects. My order arrived quickly and communication from Fabrics-store.com has been stellar. I will definitely purchase more beautiful linen from this store!
I create hand painted toss pillow shams. I love the neutral color and the texture for painting is ideal. I have repeatedly ordered this same fabric for over a year now.
After reading reviews, I put down a length of this mix natural for a "bottom sheet". Now I know why people are wild about their linen sheets... now bamboo is staying in the closet, and soon... mix natural sheets and a duvet are in my plans. I love all the weights of mix natural... big praise for whoever came up with the "mixing" idea, to the flax growers and millers, and for Fabrics Store for selling it to happy sewists. Thank you!!!!!!!!!
Perfect linen for so many projects. This is a medium weight with a nice hand. It will make a nice lightweight jacket with hood for Florida weather. I also use the heavier weight for window treatments and other projects Love it!
I love this natural linen. I use it for everything,,,pillow cases, sheets, curtains. I wait until it goes on sale and buy a bunch. I need more, so have another sale! Thank you!
Is this the fitted sheet from the Fabrics Store patterns. I'm new to sewing, so please forgive me for the sag on one side. This fabric is what linen sheets are all about! It is hefty enough to know you're covered, but breathable enough for the hottest summers. The long staple makes it durable. I hope you enjoy this fabric as much as I do.
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Delivery times begin one business day after the order is placed with a 24-48 hour time frame for processing.This processing period applies to all in stock items and allows for the time needed to manually cut and package your order to ensure it is checked for quality and accuracy before it leaves our facility.
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Sample color chips are sent via regular mail and may take up to a week to arrive.
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Making a return is quick and easy, you have 30 days from delivery to return the item or items in their original condition (unwashed, uncut and unaltered). Please include a copy of your packing list and once the return is received we will contact you to see if you would like an exchange, a credit to your Fabrics-store account or the monies returned to your original payment method.
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Standard shipping takes 24-48 hours for processing. Delivery times begin one business day after the order is placed. This is due to your order being manually cut and packaged to ensure quality.
FABRIC CARE INSTRUCTIONS
Please note that some of our darker or more vibrant shades will have some residual dye run off or bleeding. It is important that you launder or treat like colors with like colors so that you do not compromise the integrity of any other colors, fabrics or garments during the launder process.
We also suggest that if you are combining one or more of these types of colors with lighter colors that you pre-wash the linens seperately and once the item is completed do not launder again, but Dry Clean.
- Machine wash cold.
- Gentle cycle.
- Only non-chlorine. Bleach if needed.
- Tumble dry low.
- Medium steam iron.
- Do not use Perm Press cycle in wash or dry