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

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KRISTA NATURAL linen has the creamy freshness of homemade custard or Cornish cream. British painter Ben Nicholson brought this colour's glowing light into his carefully structured, minimal canvases and relief sculptures, investing them with an intimate warmth that seems somehow instantly familiar.

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


Is this linen see through? I would like to make pants but don't wan't to have to line them. Thanks!

Sage • February 22, 2024
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Yes, this fabric is sheer in the lighter colors. for a 100% opaque light color, please see our 4C22 heavyweight fabric.

Lauren • February 22, 2024

I'm just curious. Is this the natural color of this particular linen or is it dyed?

Janet • February 22, 2024
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This is a dyed color. For natural colors, search "natural" that will be the only color name.

Lauren • February 22, 2024
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Referring to Krista Natural: it shoes as a soft yellow color. I would like to know if that is correct. Thank you.

Rebecca • July 16, 2023
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The Krista natural is considered an ivory shade with a more yellow than cream hue.

Maureen • July 16, 2023
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Patricia profile image Color not what expected.

I wanted this color to be a pale yellow, but alas,it is just a muslin color. Nothing special. Going to return.

Patricia • April 4, 2024
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Perfect for privacy curtains!

This fabric is a dream to work with, and perfect for the half curtains I made for a spot where we wanted a little more privacy. Photo snd technical details below.

Sylvia • October 13, 2021
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This was the exact color that I was looking for. I'm not a yellow person, so I was looking for a soft buttercream. Perfect.

Susan • June 27, 2021
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Beautiful handkerchief linen

Perfect sheen snd light hand. Bought to add to stash and have several possible projects in mind. Cocktail napkins, summer pj's with heirloom hem stitching, shirts and cover ups. Also love the service and quick shipping, thanks!

Maria Elena • November 29, 2020
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Peasant blouse for Georgia Renaissance Festival

My 81 year old mother wanted a peasant blouse, with long sleeves, to wear to her first trip to a Renaissance festival. The free pattern was easily adapted to make wrist length sleeves and the Palest yellow color complemented her green brocade skirt (purchased at a thrift shop) nicely. As the weather warms up, the peasant blouse may get worn to more mundane events, she found it comfortable in warm humid weather.

Renee • May 19, 2018
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I used this fabric to make half-curtains for a spot where we wanted a little more privacy. It has just the right level of opacity for this project, snd it was a dream to work with! Using a full width of the fabric for each panel provided just the right amount of fulness (going into a 34" frame for the single window and using two panels for the doubler window). Technical details: the bottom hem is 2 1/2" folded over twice. Side gems are 1" folded over twice, plus the selvage that I was *ahem* too lazy to trim off. The rod pocket is 1 1/2" folded over once, plus 1/4"hem.

Sylvia • October 13, 2021

Krista Natural handkerchief linen peasant blouse for Renaissance Festival sleeves made longer because Mom wanted them that way

Renee • November 7, 2019

Fit & flair princess cut dress. Just love how easy this fabric is to work with and how elegant it looks worked up in finished dress.

Robin • November 30, 2016

I made a pattern from an old pair of pants to make these bloomers out of IL020, Krista. The color is wonderful and the fabric is so smooth and comfortable.

Pat • January 26, 2016

I bought a number of the Krysta Natural from the Doggie Bag to make napkins for my daughter. This linen was a pleasure to work with, and this will not be my last project using this linen. I would suggest that you wash it more than once before sewing, as I had to clean lint out of my machine numerous times during sewing. I'll be back for more from Fabrics-Store!

Cynthia • June 28, 2014
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