IL030 Gauze Bleached - 100% Linen - Very Light (2.8 oz/yd2)

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Bleached color is achieved by "stripping" the natural pigment out of the fibers( just like you would with bleaching hair). What you are left with is a very soft shade that is just ever so slightly an off-white color. 
Bleached is the basics of any project and loves being dyed. It is actually what we use to dye the colors. A truly versatile base and a must-have addition to your fabric repertoire.

The beautiful open weave texture of this linen gives it a light, airy opaque look, making it an excellent choice for apparel, intimate apparel, accessories, interior design projects and so much more. This cloth is 57 inches wide.

Fabric specifications:

Article IL030 Gauze
Content 100% Linen
Thread size warp 34.5
Thread size weft 30
Thread count warp 38
Thread count weft 40
Weight 2.8 oz/yd2
Width 57 inch

Customer Questions and Answers


I'm looking for light linen to line a linen dress. Would you recommend this weight or a little heavier?

Kim • March 18, 2023

You should take a look at our handkerchief linen IL020 it is a bit heavier than the Gauze IL030. Either one works for lining.

Patricia • March 18, 2023

Does this fabric require any pre-treatment before an all-over, saturated dye?

Caitlin • February 24, 2023

We have several articles on our blog that will guide you on how to dye your linen - please refer to this link but usually a scour is what is normally done to pre-treat the linen before dying.

Patricia • February 24, 2023

what patterns would you recommend for this linen?

Betsy • February 22, 2023

Would this make good handkerchiefs? If not, what else would you recommend?

Karen • January 21, 2023
Maureen  profile image F|S Team

This is a gauze linen and although lightweight our customers tend to use a tightly woven lightweight linen such as IL020 for handkerchiefs.

Maureen • January 21, 2023

What is the shrinkage rate of IL030 bleached . I have created a garment with your fabric and did not pre-wash and dry before hand. Please advise .

Valerie • August 23, 2022
Maureen  profile image F|S Team

Using our recommended wash instructions you can expect a 7-10% shrinkage. Please visit our help center to view the recommended wash method as well as helpful articles on expected shrinkage.

Maureen • August 23, 2022
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beautiful and fine

:::happy sigh::: I'm going to go completely blind embroidering this. :) It's so fine and even. I already have the silk threads to start. I thought that perhaps they would be too thin for the fabric. Not at all!

Lisa • November 23, 2022
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I really like this gauze linen.

I think this linen is fairly durable for a gauze. It also dyes well.

Tonya • October 22, 2022
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Deon profile image Shibori Dyed Handkerchief Linen

This is the perfect fabric for our Florida weather! Lightweight and airy, it feels like a dream. The Shibori dye technique is so easy and colors do not need to be limited to the traditional indigo. The fabric arrived in an off-white shade. I first dyed it a shade of turquoise and then used the Shibori technique with a dark blue/indigo color. It's true this linen wrinkles more easily than a signature finish, but the wrinkles look great!

Deon • September 19, 2022
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Drapery panels

It's beautiful for sheer drapery panels.

Amy • July 9, 2022
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Breezy Summer Kimono

Still enjoying my breezy white linen kimono I made with this. So great over tank tops on a hot summer day. Oh and had enough left to make the best cool half slip too. Way better than nylon on a hot day.

Donna • June 15, 2022
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I redid my LR sheers using 15 yards of IL030 Bleached and I'm very pleased with the look. I divided it up into five 3 yard lengths. The single window is two lengths and the double window is three 3 yard lengths. Look how the fine weave filters the morning sun. I still have to hem them but I couldn't wait to see how they looked.

Sandra • March 4, 2023

I did some samples, Indigo dye using Shibori hand tying techniques. This lightweight gauzy linen dyes beautifully.

Tonya • October 22, 2022

I designed this ruffled tube top using the 2.8 gauzy linen. I hand dyed neon green using shibori hand tying techniques.

Tonya • October 22, 2022

I love this gauzy linen for curtains.

Jeannette • October 22, 2022

Off-white handkerchief linen using Shibori dye technique.

Deon • September 19, 2022
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