IL073 848 MIX NATURAL - 100% Linen - Canvas (9.1 oz/yd2)

Price: $4.63 per yard
Favored By: 831 people!

This linen is a heavier rustic natural that comes in one solid and various colored stripe patterns, narrow in width for specialty projects such as placemats, napkins, table runners, bath towels, bath and kitchen accessories even apparel and so much more. Close up image shows fabric texture and shrinkage after a wash. 

Yarn Dyed 100% linens are made using linen threads that are dyed separately before being woven. This allows for a large variety of patterns and designs that stand out from the base fabric color. This style is currently available only in a narrow width of 19"

Fabric specifications:

Article : IL073 Narrow Width
Content : 100% Linen
Type : YARN DYE
Thread size warp : 5.5
Thread size weft : 9.09
Thread count warp : 21
Thread count weft : 34
Color :
Weight : 9.1 oz/yd2
Width : 19 inch
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Elo profile image This is fabulous for so many projects
Reviewer: Elo

I agree with Michelle- pls READ the full description regarding this particular linen. It has a gorgeous rustic feel and the ruffled edges are delightful. Visually beautiful to look at with all the puckering and texture. Perfect for kitchen towels or hand towels. Need a runner or placements?- this is your go-to linen. Need a sturdy small pillow cover- done! How about a pouch or coin purse? Covered.! Makes a great tote! It does get softer with washing. And guess what- it works well as a center piece for clothing!! You simply add side pieces to your garment and sleeves. Viola!- not deserving of one star!

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Michelle profile image Appreciate it for what it is and not for what you want it to be,
Reviewer: Michelle

This is a fabulous utilitarian fabric for many uses. You have to love it for its simple rustic beauty and strength. Look at all the projects posted and see how versatile it is. First and foremost I love the kitchen towels it makes. I just hem the cut ends and let the ruffled salvages become part of the charm. The more they are used and washed the softer they become. I am going to make shopping bags and more kitchen towel sets for myself. Make dishtowels with a lighter weight to coordinate. Make extras for your gift stash. Then there are the table runners, with coordinating napkins from lighter weight linen. Fringe little squares for coasters. These towels make great hostess gifts and gifts for people putting you up for a few days visit. There's no end to its uses.

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Kim profile image Sturdy and natural for home and crafting
Reviewer: Kim

I am using this for making hats, embroidery beading fabric and shopping bags. I have not washed it as yet but thinking after several washes it may make nice kitchen towels and washcloths for exfoliating. Nice hand if you like natural rougher flax fabric feel, lots of body stiffness. This would be nice for all sorts of crafting and home decor. Will post once I complete a few items.

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Michelle profile image best heavy duty kitchen towels in the world.
Reviewer: Michelle

I adore this stuff. I wash and dry it a couple of times and then hem the cut edges. Side edges are already finished with the delightful little ruffle. With use and washing, they will soften. Make some natural medium weight dish towels to pair them with. Makes a great wedding or shower gift.

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Perfectly Painted profile image Very Unique Linen!
Reviewer: Perfectly Painted

A very unique linen! I've purchased many canvas weight linens (even a few from here) and this is the most natural nubby linen I've seen. Its got a gorgeous texture out of thr package but has a strong odor from the flax stripping so it needs to be washed. After a hot wash/dry it wrinkles incredibly but can be smoothed back out with a lot of water, steam, pressure, and patience. I love how unique it is but not sure what I'll use it for yet...love the other reviers bag!!!

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Merrideth profile image winkles terribly. not suitable for clothing
Reviewer: Merrideth

this is narrow width for which I was not aware. planned to use it for clothing. not wide enough for any useful clothing. wrinkles terribly and iron will not take out the wrinkles even with steam pressing machine.

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Catina profile image This linen certainly has a unique character!
Reviewer: Catina

Like Deborah, I was not prepared for what to expect after the first washing, and what to make of the ripply selvages... but now I've come to love it! I also enjoy just leaving the selvages on and fringing the other sides. The deep crepe texture is very absorbent and dries quickly. Anticipating the shrinkage, I simply wash a 1 yard cut and it shrinks to just the right size for me. Before washing I sew a few rows of straight stitching about an inch from the raw edges so the fringing does not get out of control

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Ivy profile image Very nice linen
Reviewer: Ivy

Yes, it is narrow, but it's also inexpensive. I ordered a doggie bag piece to play around with. After a hot wash and dry and ironing, I was very pleased with the feel. It has that wonderful linen smooth nubbiness-- textured but not scratchy. I planned to make a tote bag and miscalculated, so I ended up covering a small throw pillow instead. I love touching this stuff! I have enough left to cover a second pillow. I'm very please with it.

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Deborah profile image Update to Heavy Canvas
Reviewer: Deborah

My feelings about this linen have grown from uncertainty to fascination. Yes, it does shrink a lot, yes the selvages pucker, but this fabric has such an immediate visual and tactical impact, I've fallen in love with it. I decided to leave it in its washed, puckered-edge state and just fringe the ends. It's rustic, textured, and draws the eye immediately. LOVE IT! The biggest drawback is the cost of postage because of its weight per yard.

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Sara profile image Not At All What I Was Looking For
Reviewer: Sara

I should have read the description more closely. I hadn't realized it was quite so very narrow. After washing it's 16 inches across. It is very natural, came to me smelling of hay; well, probably flax, but I don't know what that smells like. After a few washes it shrank down considerably to a nice nubby texture, some of it definitely shrank more than others. It will never lie flat. It's still very stretchy. Completely unusable for lining. After washing it is an interesting piece of cloth. I think I'll use it to make napkins. It's very soft with a fun texture.

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Deborah profile image Very heavy canvas
Reviewer: Deborah

I received this today, washed it twice in hot water, then tossed it in the dryer. It shrank at least 10%, but selvedge didn't shrink as much as the fabric, which left the selvedge edges puckered, despite my best effort with a hot iron. Not happy about that. Initially I planned to make dish towels (I did not read the description carefully. It states that it is canvas weight), but it is far too stiff and heavy for that use. Now I'm thinking of table runners or placements. Honestly, I can't decide how I feel about this piece of linen. It is quite beautifully and ruggedly rustic. I think it's like broccoli, you'll either love it or hate it. Once I've figured out what to do with it, I'll update to let you know my decision!

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IL073 848 MIX NATURAL    - 100% Linen

The other reviewers weren't kidding- this has some serious wrinkling after a hot wash/dry cycle (which is necessary due to the natural flax canavas smell & texture). The area underneath has been sprayed with water & then steam ironed with my rowenta - even on high heat it takes some time and pressure to get it flatted out.

Posted by Perfectly Painted
IL073 848 MIX NATURAL    - 100% Linen

Tote bag made with IL073 848 MIX NATURAL. perfectlynice.com

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IL073 848 MIX NATURAL    - 100% Linen

Here is the tote closeup for texture..

Posted by Victoria
IL073 848 MIX NATURAL    - 100% Linen

After being washed twice in hot water and dried on medium heat, there was shrinkage in both length and width.The fabric became soft but sturdy, like cotton bark cloth. I made a tote bag from 2 yards of IL073, using the entire width of the fabric. I lined it with IL019 Vineyard Green. Here are a couple of photos to show the texture. The photos are taken late in the day plus it is overcast, so the color is more grey than the actual fabric. The fabric has a pleasant texture, rugged but not rough.

Posted by Victoria
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