IL020 Handkerchief Gouache Softened - 100% Linen Fabric - Light (3.7 oz/yd2), Width 58"

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There is a pale, almost lilac tinge to GOUACHE Linen's pastel blue, echoing the dreamy, mystical light of Belgian Surrealist Rene Magritte. Master of the uncanny, Magritte transformed familiar objects into magical or metaphorical symbols by floating them amidst hazy, pastel skies and airy white clouds, letting them drift off into another world, where lucid dreams unfold.

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
Width 58 inch
Weight 3.7 oz/yd2
Thread size warp 33.3
Thread size weft 33.3
Thread count warp 57
Thread count weft 44

Customer Questions and Answers


Would this work for the Anca blouse?

Jean • June 2, 2024
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Yes, this fabric would work perfectly for a light and airy Anca Blouse.

Lauren • June 2, 2024

can i order this by the bolt?

Sally • August 10, 2022
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Yes, this item is available by the bolt. You can order it here:

Maureen • August 10, 2022
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Absolutely love this fabric!

Used this for the back of a quilt and I am already thinking of making another one with it. It is a gorgeous color, feels wonderful, washes great, and just quilted so nicely! Highly recommend

Corey • April 11, 2024
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A little bit of blue sky

I absolutely love this color! I can't wait to make it up. Your fabric is really wonderful to sew with.

Ellen • November 24, 2023
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Beautiful fabric

This fabric is beautiful and so is the color. Best to get steamed at dry cleaners when done making garment. Makes for a stunning finish! Needs lining in front if making clothes

Sally • January 13, 2023
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Fabulous color. I can't wait to make my favorite summer top.

Elizabeth • January 28, 2022
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Beautiful Color!

Exquisite Quality! Smoothly Woven Handkerchief Linen! Long Staple Fibers that Drape so lovely with a Beautiful "Hand!" Will be a Beautiful Nightgown!!!

A • August 14, 2021
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Catriona Pattern Blouse

Lyn • May 14, 2024

FS Phoebe in IL020 Gouche. Oh, what a lovely blue! When sewing, be sure to use smaller-than-normal stitch length for bias binding in IL020.

Judy • January 4, 2024

We sell monogrammed baby and wedding books covered with fabric inside and out and journaling inside pages. Susie Burns, the owner

Susie • October 21, 2021

Used this lightweight linen to make a summer kimono-style wrap dress (Victory Patterns Trina Dress). The linen is light enough to wear on summer days. I love the colour, and how this dress turned out!

Melanie • July 13, 2021

I hand-stitched these palazzo pants with a draped neck blouse that hangs in two layers on the front from your gouache fabric for a cool summer outfit. The pale azure blue color glows and makes me feel wonderful when I wear it. It hangs nicely and was easy to "iron" with my fingers as I stitched the seams. All I had to do was measure and press it down between my thumb and index finger to get a clean, straight seam to stitch. A really lovely fabric that I highly recommend for spring and summer sewing.

Cathy • September 7, 2020
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