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

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Price: $15.87 per yard
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Darkness pervades Tacita Dean's artworks, falling over craggy rocks and epic mountains into inky, bottomless wells. BLACK Linen shares Dean's endless black, a colour that intensifies mystery and drama, cloaking and concealing everything it touches.

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 : BLACK
Weight : 3.7 oz/yd2
Width : 58 inch

Customer Questions and Answers

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Faded and softened significantly after one wash

I bought 9 yards of this for many projects. It started with a densely pressed feel and sheen with a deep black color. I followed all washing instructions carefully. It came out utterly softened and at least 2 shades lighter- a dark ish gray. I expect linen to gradually softened over time, part of why we love it, but this made me think the fabric will disintegrate far too quickly over time. I am hesitant to order again.

R • December 16, 2021
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I am sorry to hear that the linen is not as expected. I will email you directly to discuss how we might be able to find a solution to this issue.

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Amazing to sew

I made the closet core patterns pietra shorts and this fabric is perfect. I was apprehensive that is would be see through but it isn't when the garnet is on. The fabric is delicate yet very strong. I am planning on making the linen tank top with the fabric-store pattern.

Hilary • April 18, 2021
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Lovely Fabric

Am just discovering the joy of hand-stitching and wearing 100% linen garments. I'm collecting Fabrics-store patterns and lightweight lined - haven't enjoyed sewing this much in forever - both Fabrics-store patterns and linen fabric are excellent quality.

Bonnie • April 4, 2021
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The perfect summer fabric

I bought both black and white version of this linen, stabilized the edges, and preached it (separately.) Both fabrics tightened up some, yielding a surprisingly strong yet thin fabric. Not quite sheer, but thin enough for muggy summer days. The linen dried all wrinkled, and we know how that goes... a pain to iron. I had a number of doggie-bag items, so I waited until they were all prewashed and dried. Then I used my grandmother's old-world trick: set the linen out and sprinkle it with water, using your hand and not fussing much about it. Work up layers of nicely sprinkled linen, 2-4 layers at at time depending on thickness. Roll it up, wrap in a towel to prevent evaporation, and let rest overnight. The moisture will penetrate the fiber evenly, at which point the fabrics are all a breeze to iron. (I hang my ironed linen, either in trouser clips or draped over coat hangers.) Don't sprinkle more than you're willing to iron all at once. I'm looking forward to using this fabric for summer blouses and dresses, decorated with touches of lace or embroidered.

Kate • February 16, 2021
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Pure Love

I cannot state enough how much I love this fabric. The black doesn't fade, nor does it bleed, after washing. The longer staple gives it a beautiful finished texture without a ton of lint. So wonderfully light and yet not sheer. It is so soft that when I pulled it out of the box to finish the edges and wash it, I ended up just wrapping myself in it for a while. It did stiffen up a bit after the first wash but that was what I wanted for the finished garment I was making. Once it was pressed and worked a bit it quickly regained it's remarkable texture. If I had to pick one fabric to use for the rest of my life, this would be it.

Lydia • September 13, 2020
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Used the bit I got from the Doggie Bag for a display backgrounds for my artisan jewelry at our new art gallery.

Donna • June 20, 2021

Liah Dress by tina givens sewing pattern

Tina • April 3, 2019

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Beth • March 8, 2016

dress I made out of IL020. love the feel and weight of this linen and so easy to sew.

Pat • January 26, 2016

Jane • January 11, 2016
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