IL037 Natural - 100% Linen - Medium (6.3 oz/yd2)

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The perfect alternative for those wanting something just a little heavier than the middleweight, but not quite as dense and textured as our heavier linens. Natural undyed linen that is the perfect in-between weight you need for any linen projects requiring just a bit more substance.

Fabric specifications:

Article : IL037
Content : 100% Linen
Thread size warp : 12.05
Thread size weft : 12.05
Thread count warp : 36.3
Thread count weft : 26.9
Weight : 6.3 oz/yd2
Width : 59 inch

Customer Questions and Answers

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Expectation vs Reality

Based on the description, I thought this linen would be similar to the IL019 but woven slightly tighter thus making it a bit more substantial. It is nothing like that. It is more loosely woven with fibres that are thicker and less refined giving it a rustic vibe. There's nothing wrong with that if it's the type of fabric you're looking for and expecting, which I was not. It's totally on me that I didn't order a sample before buying 4 yards but I will make good use of this linen regardless, it will just be for a project other than what I originally had in mind. Perhaps the blurb can be updated to include the specific characteristics of this linen rather than simply saying it's between the IL019 and 4C22 which leaves too much to interpretation?

Barbara • November 6, 2021
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Good oil painting support

IL037 6.3 oz linen provides a good support for oil painting. The weave and tooth are similar to Fredrix 10 ox Dixie cotton canvas, but with the slight irregularities that set linen apart. Lint slubs are at a minimum. The few that show through the sizing and the first coat of primer can be leveled with a little sanding before putting on another coat. Of the 3 linens I've tried: 4C22 was way too slubby. Couldn't use. IL037 6.3 oz is just right for landscape work IL019 5.3 oz is tighter weave, best for portraiture I glue the linen to hardboard and have not tried stretching it. My process is: 1. Cut linen to 1" wider than hardboard 2. Scuff hardboard with 150 grit sandpaper 3. Adhere linen to board with Liquitex gloss medium 4. Coat front of linen with thin layer of medium 5. After dry, lightly sand to remove slubs and whiskers 6. Coat with Liquitex professional gesso 7. After dry, coat with Winsor and Newton oil primer

Chris • August 25, 2020

Back view of my design

Ramona • November 1, 2021

I hand-painted this traditional Mission Vest using one of your linens. It depicts the bygone walls of San Antonio, TX missions. This vest is mostly handstitched. I really love your fabric. Thanks,

Ramona • November 1, 2021

Here is one of my landscape paintings.

Chris • August 25, 2020
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