IL020 Handkerchief Bleached Softened - 100% Linen - Light (3.7 oz/yd2)
Bleached color is achieved by "stripping" the natural pigment out of the fibers( just like you would with bleaching hair). What you are left with is a very soft shade that is just ever so slightly an off-white color.
Bleached is the basics of any project and loves being dyed. It is actually what we use to dye the colors. A truly versatile base and a must-have addition to your fabric repertoire.
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).
|Thread size warp||33.3|
|Thread size weft||33.3|
|Thread count warp||57|
|Thread count weft||44|
Customer Questions and Answers
Can I use this weight linen to line the bodice of a dress using one of the 5.3 linens? I want a green linen for the dress, still waiting for a sale. Sheila
Yes many of our customers use this lightweight linen as a lining.
There is nothing like linen for embroidery. The order was delivered promptly and was totally satisfactory. The lovely texture and lightness will be a special ground for handwork.
This was a joy to work with. I made a Roman tunica for SCA summer events as ideal nursing garb, and am using it also for cuffs and collars in drawn-thread embroidery. The even weave and slight sheerness look amazing, and its a joy to work with. Hemstitching is a dream - once I square the linen, pinching the hem and running a fingernail down it creases nicely so I need minimal pins to do my hand work. I will buy this again and again for shirts, chemises, Roman undertunics, embroidery and lace ground, and maybe eventually some hand-dyed and embroidered curtains or pillowcases. Strongly recommended!
I love this white linen but I am unable to get the hard creases out. I used a hot steam iron which improved it greatly, but hard creases from the folds are still perceptible. Any other suggestions?
I haven't yet used this linen. For 15 years during the 1980s and 1990s, I traveled the US/Canada, teaching fine hand sewing to adult women who were sewing primarily for young children. Christening dresses were a favorite and, for little baby boys, Irish handkerchief or tissue linen was the fabric of choice. I haven't done much sewing in the last decade, but my niece (my surrogate daughter, as her mother passed two years ago), after 4 years of fertility treatments, is finally pregnant, and this fabric will make an heirloom Christening garment for many generations to come. I was delighted when I received this lucious, lustrous fabric, and can't wait for this little blessing to arrive so we can decide whether pin-tucks or ruffles, lace or tatted insertions and edgings, ribbons or twisted cord!
I read Fiona's review about poor customer service. I have found the customer service to be excellent from Fabrics-Store.com. I am in the Eastern Time Zone. I am usually on the computer in the evening and most times my questions are answered soon after I send them. I get very complete answers. The longest I have ever had to wait for a reply was the next day. The orders are received within a few days -- definitely less than one week.
FS CHARLIE Blouse Made with FS BLEACHED Lightweight Softened Linen. I went with the FS Softened lightweight linen in the bleached colourway to further play into the white-tee-alternative look. The fabric was just a dream to work with and I think it's the perfect match for this pattern, I can already tell how nice and cool it will feel in the dead of summer.
I got a doggie bag of 3 yds. of this linen and decided to make my husband a Regency shirt. It's so soft and really nice to sew. The shirt is entirely handsewn with silk thread. I used the method from Matthew Gnagy's Regency shirt YouTube tutorial (with some modifications, including adding ruffles to the cuffs). I'm very pleased with how it turned out.
FABRIC SAMPLE DETAILS
IL020 Handkerchief Bleached Softened - 100% Linen - Light (3.7 oz/yd2)
Sample Size: 2" x 3.5" (Including Swatch Card)
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FABRIC CARE INSTRUCTIONS
Please note that some of our darker or more vibrant shades will have some residual dye run off or bleeding. It is important that you launder or treat like colors with like colors so that you do not compromise the integrity of any other colors, fabrics or garments during the launder process.
We also suggest that if you are combining one or more of these types of colors with lighter colors that you pre-wash the linens seperately and once the item is completed do not launder again, but Dry Clean.
- Machine wash cold.
- Gentle cycle.
- Only non-chlorine. Bleach if needed.
- Tumble dry low.
- Medium steam iron.
- Do not use Perm Press cycle in wash or dry