IL019 All-purpose Desert Sand Softened - 100% Linen - Medium (5.3 oz/yd2)

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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 59 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
Thread size warp : 17.9
Thread size weft : 17.9
Thread count warp : 46
Thread count weft : 37
Weight : 5.3 oz/yd2
Width : 59 inch

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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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 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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