IL019 All-purpose Desert Sand Softened - 100% Linen Fabric - Medium (5.3 oz/yd2), Width 58"

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From dusty mountaintops to well-trodden tracks beaten dry by the sun, soft shades of pink like DESERT SAND crop up time and again in Post-Impressionist Paul Gauguin’s art. 

He coupled this warm, hazy shade with lush, tropical greens and blues, conveying far flung, idealized and paradisiacal escapes from the grey smoky haze of the increasingly industrialized Paris where he spent his early adult years. In his hands, this soft pink became the vibrating color of the earth, a fertile and foundational, life-sustaining substance from where all plants and trees emerge.

At a medium weight of 5.3 ounces this 58 inch wide 100% linen is versatile enough to be referred to as an All Purpose or Do it All linen. With its smooth look and tighter weave, this linen is neither sheer or heavy, but just the right in-between weight you will need for a variety of projects.

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 IL019 All-Purpose
Content 100% Linen
Width 58 inch
Weight 5.3 oz/yd2
Thread size warp 17.9
Thread size weft 17.9
Thread count warp 46
Thread count weft 37

Customer Questions and Answers


Can you recommend a thread to match this color?

Brandi • December 4, 2022
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Please refer to this article in our help center

Maureen • December 4, 2022

Would this fabric be suitable for a baby wearing ring sling? I've got a grandchild on the way and would like to make one for my daughter.

Mary • November 17, 2022
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Yes, this is the preferred linen both our regular and business customers who make this item.

Maureen • November 17, 2022
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Lyn profile image Awesome color and softness!

I'm usually not a fan of 'pink' but this is a color I can work with for little girl's clothing!

Lyn • October 28, 2023
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Beautiful soft rose

This is a rose with some tan. One of my favorite colors of lipstick or blush, great with warm skin tones. I'm starting with a blouse because this weight will be comfortable most of the year in Florida. I imagine the Redwood color would be in the same family.

Barbara • October 10, 2022

I just love this luscious color! It's what I would call a muted coral. I've been purchasing linen from Fabrics Store for about 8 years and have never been less than perfectly happy. I design and hand block print my own patterns on mostly linen but also some cotton and then sew items which I've been selling online at since 2017. The variety of colors here at Fabrics Store is hard to resist. With all the choices, I am never ever bored. Pictured here is a dish towel with my Heron pattern printed in white on Desert Sand.

Elizabeth • January 24, 2024

I love this color rose with a hint of peach. Used Simplicity 9376. I enjoy seeing what other people post. It inspires me.

Ann • November 12, 2023

I used one of Fabrics-Store's recently released colors, Desert Sand, in the midweight linen. Desert Sand is an earthy warm rose color, a beautiful match to other earthy tones like brown, tan, or olive.

Elise • November 18, 2022
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