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

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Price: $17.09 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 58 inch wide 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
Thread size warp 33.3
Thread size weft 33.3
Thread count warp 57
Thread count weft 44
Weight 3.7 oz/yd2
Width 58 inch

Customer Questions and Answers

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Light but not Cheap or Dinghy!

This is my first light linen and I must say it is equal in quality to the heavy and medium I purchased before this. So excited to make a smock or something. Mostly I just like to sit and stare at it on my worktable, it is just so pretty that my whole room looks nicer with it there waiting for a project. The color did not bleed when I washed it cold/delicate and then light dry until damp. Then laid our flat to dry the rest of the way. Perfect drape.

Julianne • October 17, 2022
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Beautiful fabric!

I love this beautiful fabric and I am beyond pleased with the dress I made with it. The fabric arrived so quickly after I ordered it. It was wonderful to work with and the stitches are just beautiful on this fabric. I made myself a dress for my birthday.

Linda • August 13, 2022
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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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Sew House Seven Romey blouse requires a soft, light weight linen and this fits the bill. The gathers in the peplum and sleeve are soft and drape well in this fabric.

Nancy • September 3, 2022

Very Easy Very Vogue pattern. Criss-cross back with 6 one-inch red vintage buttons down the back of the skirt. Beautiful birthday dress! I will definitely order from again Thank you!

Linda • August 13, 2022

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

Hand Crafted Linen ' Michèle' Shirt Blouse / by Breathe Clothing Ms Beth Peterson Designer/Owner - BREATHE CLOTHING LLC BREATHE Clothing: BREATHE-AGAIN (Recycled) Clothing: BREATHE FaceBook:

Beth • March 8, 2016
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