IL020 Handkerchief Mediterranean Blue Softened - 100% Linen Fabric - Light (3.7 oz/yd2), Width 58"
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).
|Thread size warp||33.3|
|Thread size weft||33.3|
|Thread count warp||57|
|Thread count weft||44|
Customer Questions and Answers
does this have less wrinkling then the 5.30z wt? Work for a lined dress?
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.
Will the light linen work for napkins?
We do have customers that have used this lighter weight for napkins and they come out beautifully.
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.
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!
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.
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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