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

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Raoul Dufy’s art was a celebration of life, in all its stunning, technicolor glory. He painted with light, airy brushstrokes and intense colors like MEDITERRANEAN BLUE, illustrating boundless optimism and the endless days of lazy, sunlit summer.

Dufy spent much of his career painting along the Mediterranean coastlines of France, and his paintings capture the enduring azure skies and seas all around him with a fresh, sparkling spontaneity. Blue, it seems, was always his favorite color, representing sky, sea and the wide-open possibility for freedom and escape.

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
Type PLAIN WEAVE
Color MEDITERRANEAN BLUE
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

JA

Can I use this material for shorts?

Jaime • April 12, 2024
Lauren profile image F|S Team

You can use this material for shorts, but we usually recommend our IL019 medium weight since it is more durable especially in areas which get a lot of abrasion like the thighs. if that won't be a problem, then this fabric is a good choice.

Lauren • April 12, 2024
DL

does this have less wrinkling then the 5.30z wt? Work for a lined dress?

deborah • May 22, 2023
Lauren profile image F|S Team

Given the smooth hand and lighter weight, this fabric can be known to wrinkle less than its heavier weight counterparts. That is until any of our linen fabrics naturally soften with repeated washing and use, when they will become more wrinkle resistant in the same manner.

Lauren • May 22, 2023
IV

Will the light linen work for napkins?

Inez • November 30, 2022
Maureen  profile image F|S Team

We do have customers that have used this lighter weight for napkins and they come out beautifully.

Maureen • November 30, 2022
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SB
What a Glorious Turquoise!

Neither blue nor green, this is the most perfect turquoise color I've ever purchased. I was going to make the Hana dress with it, but I just saw and bought the new Maia Dress pattern and I will wait for it to arrive. Will post pictures on completion.

Susan • May 13, 2022

I mixed 3 patterns to create this dress, due to my size. It is a hood, Great Copy 2720. The straight bodice, for I am apple shaped, Quik Sew 2677, and the gored skirt for the drape, Simplicity 2996.

Christi • January 26, 2024

my first post after more than one hundred projects with FS linens! i'm about to send these off to my son who chose mediterranean blue plus tangelo for his summer pajamas. the hand is unimaginably soft, plus the orange piping in the midweight tangelo gives a nice structure and weight to the seams. this is a vogue men's pj pattern, but next time i'd just use the FREE fs paola jacket pattern plus piped trim - it's better designed & construction is easier. you can't see the orange drawsting on the trousers but it's a fun touch :-) as always - thanks fs for fantastic linens!

Jeffra • July 19, 2023

Color comparison, all prewashed hot/dried. LEFT: IL020 Handkerchief Mediterranean Blue Softened - 100% Linen - Light (3.7 oz/yd2) MIDDLE: DB IL019 All-purpose Blue Bonnet Softened - 100% Linen - Medium (5.3 oz/yd2) RIGHT: DB IL019 INSIGNIA BLUE FS Signature Finish 1.50 yards DB IL019 All-purpose Insignia Blue Fs Signature Finish - 100% Linen - Medium (5.3 oz/yd2) Blue Bonnet and Insignia are almost indistinguishable in indoor light to me, though it is slightly darker. All three are gorgeous shades.

Katie • January 29, 2023
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