IL019 All-purpose Zenith Softened - 100% Linen Fabric - Medium (5.3 oz/yd2), Width 59"

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The warm yellow hue of Zenith linen recalls the radiant, sun-baked wheat fields of Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh, where golden sunlight shimmers across the canvas and burns a hole in the sky.

Yellow was a color of great personal significance to van Gogh, particularly towards the end of his life, when he flooded his canvases with the rich Mediterranean light of the French Arles countryside he came to call home. Artist Paul Gauguin later reflected on the work of his close friend, writing, "Oh yes, he loved yellow, this good Vincent, this painter from Holland – those glimmers of sunlight rekindled his soul, that abhorred the fog, that needed the warmth."

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
Width 59 inch
Weight 5.3 oz/yd2
Thread size warp 17.9
Thread size weft 17.9
Thread count warp 46
Thread count weft 37

Customer Questions and Answers


can the softened linens be washed in a machine with regular detergent? Judy

Judy • January 31, 2023
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Yes - please see all of our pre-wash recommendations that are listed in our help center which you will find here

Maureen • January 31, 2023

Love the circle skirt!!!!!! Whose pattern it is? I would love to make it! Maybe FS could contact the maker for me and ask her? Thank you

Annie • January 25, 2023
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We will try to reach out to the maker and ask to share her pattern.

Maureen • January 25, 2023
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Zenith Yellow

Beautiful fabric! But the alerts to the blue green hue are accurate. I was looking for a more citrus yellow- Now I have a wonderful challenge- creating clothes with this regal zenith yellow. I plan to add panels of black linen to help save the day!

Lindsay • December 10, 2022
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Nice bright yellow, cooler toned.

I originally wanted to use Marigold, but it sold out. I think Zenith was an excellent substitute. It's more blue/cooler tone than marigolds red/warm tone.

Tonya • October 22, 2022
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India profile image amazing color

I ordered the heavyweight of this color last year and then the middle this year- the color is electric with a slight green undertone. Looks great with greens and blues.

India • August 2, 2021
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Claire profile image Not a fan of this color

I'm a sucker for the wonderful narratives that Fabric-store uses to market their colors of linen. The one that sold me on Zenith was the connection to Van Gogh's sunflowers, but perhaps color is relative because this yellow didn't feel like the more golden color of VG's paintings. It's more pale and blue. To be fair, VG did a lot of sunflowers but Zenith doesn't match my image of his yellow. I'd have returned this but return shipping is too much relative to the cost of the fabric, which is as always, a good price.

Claire • June 22, 2021
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Need some lemon is your tee?

This was a db purchase I recently received. It might be called yikes yellow by some, because it is close to the color of a fresh lemon... but two yards of it will be made into a linen tank, and the remaining yard will be perfect for patches in visual mending at my cottoneyedjo etsy shop! I hope this color returns because I love it!

Judith • November 18, 2020
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I made these ruffle pants using the color, Zenith, for the Evolve fashion Show SS 2022. Available at The Fitting Room, Mpls MN

Tonya • October 22, 2022

circle skirt made with medium weight zenith

India • August 3, 2021

Beautiful fabric that was a dream to work with. The embroidery did well on it, and it drapes beautifully as a dress.

Jennifer • November 1, 2020
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