IL020 Handkerchief Perfectly Pale Softened - 100% Linen - Light (3.7 oz/yd2)

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Price: $17.09 per yard
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Cold, luminescent shades of silvery grey like PERFECTLY PALE ripple through British painter Paul Nash’s surrealist art, creating the ethereal atmosphere of a dream.  He created a series of mystical, imaginary places where curious and uncanny stories unfold, painted in his trademark palette of pale, airy colors. Looking back in his later years, he said, “Imaginatively in a pictorial sense I was airborne.

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

Customer Questions and Answers


Does this have a grayish tone or more to a cream/off white?

Winnie • August 11, 2022
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Has more of a grey undertone not a clear cream tone.

Maureen • August 11, 2022

Can I order a sample? Where is your linen made?

Sally • August 10, 2022
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We have stock on this color but we have not received the sample chip yet. If you are ordering additional items or samples, please add a note in the box provided at checkout for us to include a sample of this item for you. If you are not ordering anything else, please email us at with your address so we can send you a sample. Our linen is grown and processed throughout Eastern Europe.

Maureen • August 10, 2022
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Laura profile image Perfectly perfect!

So soft and easy to work with! A lovely color as well.

Laura • today

I made this Christening gown for my newest granddaughter using 2 yards, with some left over. It was beautiful to work with! I used Coats&Clark poly thread color 256, with Sulky white 60 wt bobbin thread and a 120/19 wing needle for the picot topstitch. The pattern was a very old 25 cent Simplicity 2342 pattern with no instructions. Planning to add minimal embroidery at the bodice using DMC #453 and #3865.

Laura • today

IL020 Perfectly Pale. Armistice Blouse (Folkwear Patterns) Fabric is easy to work with and the perfect color. Blouse will work well with my 1910 Walking Skirts

Lynn • September 5, 2022
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