IL020 ABYSS Softened - 100% Linen - Light (3.7 oz/yd2)

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Russian Romantic painter Ivan Aivazovsky was entranced by the wild, untameable energy of the sea, painting it in bruised blue and purple tones punctuated by white moonlight. ABYSS linen recalls the deepest tones in Aivazovsky's brooding seascapes, a rich indigo that suggests tempestuous, brewing drama.

At a lighter weight of 3.5 ounces this 100% linen is woven with finer threads to give it a smoother appearance. Referred to as lightweight or handkerchief linen, this fine, but surprisingly sturdy linen brings new meaning to the term "sheer elegance".

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 : IL020 Handkerchief
Content : 100% Linen
Type : BASIC
Thread size warp : 33.3
Thread size weft : 33.3
Thread count warp : 57
Thread count weft : 44
Color : ABYSS
Weight : 3.7 oz/yd2
Width : 58 inch

Customer Questions and Answers

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Abyss Bliss

I recently picked up a doggie bag of Abyss, and was plann-ing to make a short tunic top. It was an absolute delight to sew, and I decided to purcha-se two more yards of it so that I could make a copy of a late Egyptian/Roman style tunic. I must say this is my new fave fabric, as it is so soft, easy to hand-sew, and a pleasure to work with. I love it!!!!! It's perfect for our hot/humid climate here in Florida, and is a lot of fun to use. I give it five stars!

Nancy • March 3, 2022
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Absolutely love this colour!

It's a perfect dark blue set inside a soft string fabric. I want it again!!!!

Mia • September 19, 2021
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Darlene profile image Gorgeous Hue

First of all, I have to mention that I did not sew this gorgeous linen coat. I don't really know how but I do have lots of ideas that I took to my seamstress for her to make a pattern and complete my dream coat in this drop-dead gorgeous colour. I kid you not! I work with colours all day and when I saw this I thought how absolutely rich and fab it was. That was before I saw it in real time.OMGoodness it is so beautiful. Beatles inspired cuffs, pleating in front and back with unfinished rough edges, vintage and retro buttons haphazardly placed and an owl button I have had for years was placed at the back top edge. There is no collar that is perfect to wear one of my art scarves in 100% linen. They have art that I have created on them. This scarf is "We Go Together Like Peanut Button And Jam" The lighter accent on the cuff also shows inside when the coat blows open at the front and this is also linen from Fabrics-store.com. I will never let the fact I was never good at "Home Ec" stop me from creating something artsy to wear and I love love love linen!!!!!

Darlene • May 17, 2021
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Stunning shade of dark indigo purple

Please: more weights for this color! It's a perfect match for the Nico camisole, but a heavier weight (ahem, 4C22) would give the longer pieces the drape they should have. And this color wants to be a Nico dress SO badly!

S • April 22, 2021
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Abyss Is The New Black!

No-It is not black, but a deep, deep indigo with a slight purple cast. If only FS made this color in every weight, I would use it for EVERYTHING. As it is, I plan to make a button down shirt with what I have. It is a lovely sheer weight that would lend itself to weightless summer garments. Absolutely beautiful!

Sarah • October 6, 2020
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This is an absolutely gorgeous shade of blue that reminds me of a dark night sky. This fabric handles like raw silk and feels like butter. I'm so impressed. I made McCall's 8115, a dolman faux wrap top with a 1/4" wide piece of elastic in a casing made from the back waist seam allowance. I hope my friend likes it! I will be ordering more of this weight and finish of linen for myself for summer tops.

Kelly • March 7, 2022

Of course, I felt the need to show the right cuff area. The left one is three different buttons with a heart, open daisy and Celtic symbol. But how fun is "ART" on the right cuff made from vintage typewriter keys? Total fun for a full-time artist!!!

Darlene • May 17, 2021

First of all, I have to mention that I did not sew this gorgeous linen coat. I don't really know how but I do have lots of ideas that I took to my seamstress for her to make a pattern and complete my dream coat in this drop-dead gorgeous colour. I kid you not! I work with colours all day and when I saw this I thought how absolutely rich and fab it was. That was before I saw it in real time.OMGoodness it is so beautiful. Beatles inspired cuffs, pleating in front and back with unfinished rough edges, vintage and retro buttons haphazardly placed and an owl button I have had for years was placed at the back top edge. There is no collar that is perfect to wear one of my art scarves in 100% linen. They have art that I have created on them. This scarf is "We Go Together Like Peanut Button And Jam" The lighter accent on the cuff also shows inside when the coat blows open at the front and this is also linen from Fabrics-store.com. I will never let the fact I was never good at "Home Ec" stop me from creating something artsy to wear and I love love love linen!!!!!

Darlene • May 17, 2021

I used this fabric to make the Myosotis Dress by Deer and Doe. This fabric gathered but really easy and provides a nice amount of drape with the right amount of structure. I'm definitely going to be living in this linen this summer.

Lauren • May 14, 2021

I used this lightweight fabric for Fabrics-store's Charlie Dress pattern. I pre-washed the fabric twice using the recommendations from the Help Center and it came out so soft. It was really easy to sew with, and is lovely, light, and breezy.

Lauren • May 14, 2021
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