IL020 TADELAKT Softened - 100% Linen - Light (3.7 oz/yd2)

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Price: $15.87 per yard
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The milk-white hue of TADELAKT linen evokes the smooth, polished surfaces of Barbara Hepworth's ground-breaking and sensuous marble sculptures.

At a lighter weight of 3.5 ounces this 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 : BASIC
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
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Great subtle color!
Reviewer: Lyn

An ideal fabric that is easy to work with and ideal for kid's clothing.

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very sheer
Reviewer: Barbara

I ordered the IL020 Tadelakt from the doggie bag sale hoping it would work for a summer sleeveless top.....unfortunately its way too sheer for that. It did make very nice double layer napkins with an embroidered edge though, so all is well. As other reviewers have mentioned, it does have a slight greenish tinge. The quality is great as with all the linens I've purchased here!

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Changing earlier review--Pretty fabric and easy to sew with.
Reviewer: Kelley

My first review noted green undertones in the fabric. I have since sewn it up and am very pleased. I don't notice them at all. I made a puff sleeve top and love it.

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IL020 TADELAKT Softened - 100% Linen
Reviewer: Sandra

The color of linen I received does not look anything like the picture. It's more green. Not anything like I want.

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We are sorry to hear that the color of the linen you received is not what you expected. If you want to return the linen email us so that we can provide you with the return instructions .

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A lovely texture!
Reviewer: Kate

Tadelakt came in with that vaguely off-green color, which I liked and planned to work with. After a pre-wash to shrink the fabric further, the weave tightened into a lovely, strong yet supple hand and that green tinge diminished into an almost-cream color. It will blend with creams and browns beautifully, and make a lovely, sturdy embroidered blouse. Now that I tried the doggie bag sample, I'm getting more!

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Works well in a natural palette
Reviewer: Sarah

First of all, the IL020 weight is my new favourite for tops. For years I have eschewed collars, buttons and woven blouses in general, but lately I find that a woven linen blouse under a sweater can extend the wool season as it's less clammy than a knit top would be. A bonus is that when the sweater comes off midday, the shirt doesn't smell. Like other reviewers, I see a slight greenish tint to Tadelakt, especially when I hold it next to Krista, which is has strong yellow tones, although both fabrics would definitely qualify as off-white. I wonder if Tadelakt is made with less bleached linen. In any case, it looks great with everything I've set it next to, including olive drab made with natural green cotton, and undyed handspun wool in some tricky cardboard-like tones.

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Prefer the 019
Reviewer: Kelley

I thought this would be a lovely fabric for summer tops, but I find that the color has slightly green undertones and is somewhat stiff and rough even after washing. For clothing, I much prefer the 019 in signature finish, which runs about the same price and is softer and, in my opinion, richer in color. That said, this would work for home goods that require some stiffness or sheerness. I may try washing a second or third time to gain softness.

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Reviewer: Syd

This is a lovely light linen perfect for my 18th century chemise. It took to hand sewing beautifully and is almost a very very pale greenish off-white.

I made some lounge dresses, left is Tadelakt, right is unbleached, 3.5 box. Replacing my current ones because I cannot wear man made fibers including the most recent cottons. Love this linen, wish the lightweight came in more of the medium toned colors for summer dresses. The light is too see through. Haven't tried dyeing yet, soon.

Posted by Christi

This is FS TADELAKT 3.5oz for a lightweight neutral linen shirt. The FS Zina shirt pattern is marked so you can have two pockets, one pocket or no pockets but we voted for the one pocket option. You can read more about this project here:

Posted by Alisha
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