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

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Lee Krasner was an inimitable pioneer of Abstract Expressionism, storming her way into the 1950s New York art scene with bold, bombastic paintings. Fleshy, soft shades of beige like that of MUSHROOM Linen are nestled into some of her most famous works of art, and their warm, earthy shades bring in a living, human presence.
Krasner often coupled these calm, muted tones with flashes of intense color like fuchsia pink or racing green; when seen in amongst her creamy blends of beige and off-white, they become flashes of anticipation and excitement.

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


Hi, is there any way to get a sample of this color?

Danny • January 10, 2023
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Hello, if you are placing an order, just leave us a note during check out and we can add a sample of this fabric to your order. Otherwise, please send us an email with your details and we'd be happy to send you a sample.

Lauren • January 10, 2023
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I just received my piece and according to my 'spring' color palette it is *the* perfect gray for me! More weights pretty please!!!!

Nancy • July 26, 2022
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Susan profile image Wonderful for Summer

I made my Ren Faire underdress from this and it has been great in our Kentucky heat and humidity. It washes up wonderfully and with a little starch and ironing looks good all 13 hours of my day. I love working with this weight fabric.

Susan • January 1, 2018
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This linen is a lovely natural mixed with gray-brown

As a member of the SCA, I enjoy using this weight of linen for summer under dresses. This fabric has the sheer heat-dispersing qualities of its weight, while having a good solid neutral shade that goes with everything. I have received many compliments on the shade and the way it moves.

Mary • January 1, 2018

I used my FS MUSHROOM Lightweight linen to make this dress I used the Bluebell Sundress pattern from Flora Child Co. which is one of my favorite sources for patterns.

Heather • July 5, 2022

Just finished cafe curtains from handkerchief weight in mushroom for my dining room. Sews up beautifully. Good for privacy while still letting light in. Mushroom is a nice neutral- a bit cooler tan than a traditional camel color. Backlit it goes more brown, more neutral grey/beige in full light. Now want more for clothing!

Camilla • March 18, 2016

Art block titled "When Pigs Fly" made with rust and potting soil colored all purpose linen.

Sharon • January 31, 2015

Our IL020 Mushroom paired with our 1C64 Emerald and Strong Blue --looking beautiful paired together.

Maureen • January 29, 2015

Another shot of the scarf made by one of our customers using our IL020 Mushroom

Maureen • January 29, 2015
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