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

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REDWOOD linen's deep, throaty red encircles Vigee Le Brun's subjects, swooping flames of scorching fire around their hair, waists, and bodies.
Best known as court painter to Marie Antoinette, French 18th century artist Vigee Le Brun was one of the leading portraitists of her day, capturing European aristocrats, actors, and writers with her distinctively stylised, ostentatious Rococo touch. Dashing shades of red were her secret weapon, striking enigmatic danger and beauty straight into the heart of her sitters.

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
Weight : 5.3 oz/yd2
Width : 59 inch
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Randy profile image WOW! THIS COLOR IS GORGEOUS!
Reviewer: Randy

I finally got my fabric (after a kerfuffle with my new address - NEVER do this before coffee!) - and WOW! I LOVE IT!! It's so soft and I LOVE the color! Being in the SCA, I cannot wait to see what I can make it into! The rich color is a good choice for early period garb, and I can't wait to see what other colors will go with it!

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Lovely summer bathrobe!
Reviewer: Tracy

I have become totally addicted to these linens, after managing to refrain from fabric buying for years. I used this color for a summer-weight robe; after seeing it, my husband has requested one for himself! His will be in Atmosphere. I'll try to post a photo. I find the photos that people attach to be the most reliable way to see the true color of the fabrics.

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Athena profile image Perfectly named color!
Reviewer: Athena

I purchased a generous 1.5 yards of Redwood from 'doggie bags': it has a slightly finer weave than some of the other IL019 color runs I've bought in the past almost making me regret using it for a simple pet bed! The color is perfectly named Redwood as it is a classic reddish-rust color. The photo, at right, of pillowslips made using Redwood & Oasis displays the color more truly-to-life on my MacBook Pro's screen than does the color swatch photo from above, which looks darker on a Mac than it actually is. Redwood is a wonderful, classic color and as always the quality of the fabric is the best I've found from any linen supplier, online or otherwise.

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Reviewer: Anonymous

The linen was gorgeous and a good value. All I made was a decorative pillow. But am now thinking of making clothing for summer with your fabulous variety of colors and beautiful linen. Glad I found your website.

This is absolutely the most perfect color for me. I'm a 60? With light olive complexion and I've gone grey YUCK! So I do platinum blonde with a darker root. This beautiful color sets off my coloring without being that harsh red color. You know what I mean, there aren't to many blue undertones or orange undertones. It's just right. I really think anyone could wear this color. As always this middle weight softened is perfect for just about anything. I've used it here for a Lagenlook tunic to wear loose trousers or leggings. And my ever present scarf.

Posted by Deborah jo

This is a favorite dress already in my closet. It can be worn 4 ways, including this one, with the wrap in the front. The Redwood linen is perfection, and I'm curious how it compares to the English Rose.

Posted by Ruth

Cynthia Fong's Linen Swing Blouse in Redwood. I lengthened the back of the frill panel and added a little detail at the cuffs.

Posted by Sally

pretty hard to tell English Rose apart from Redwood. Both are gorgeous!

Posted by Sara

NOTE: Outfit made by Nancee Beattie. Used the Redwood for the hosen on this 15th Century outfit. Not only was the linen comfortable and a lovely color, but it was breathable enough to wear in HOT Texas heat! Love this color, love this linen.

Posted by Tiffany

Iron Age Celtic Dress in redwood linen. I love the color and how it turned out.

Posted by Philip

Pillowcases I made with oasis and redwood linens. These, too, are for a friend. Too bad I can only sew squares and rectangles.

Posted by Sandra l

This mid-weight linen made a great under-petticoat for my pirate outfit. See more of my work at

Posted by Tricia

I used the wonderful 5.3 weight linen to recreate the look of 16th century German town garb. While wool would have been most accurate, the linen is wonderful to work with and is much more comfortable in the Florida Sun!

Posted by Beth

A 9th Century Norse outfit made for use in the SCA. I used Redwood for the apron dress and Blue Bonnet for the under dress.

Posted by Janet
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