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

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The leading 19th century Japanese artist Utagawa Yoshitora has a particular preference for crushed violet and indigo shades like HERON, weaving them into his intricate ukiyo-e woodblock prints in the most creative and inventive ways. Sometimes they are small accents of mysterious shadow peppered across still, tranquil scenes. Other times they fill much of the background, aiding in the grandiose drama and theatrical narratives for which he became world-renowned.

Throughout his career Yoshitora was incredibly prolific, creating standalone artworks as well as illustrations for books and newspapers. Storytelling was always at the heart of his art, and color was a vital tool in his artistic trade.

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


What is the "softened" treatment? Particularly, what, if anything, is added to, or coated (?) on to the fabric? Thanks! :)

Helen • December 8, 2022
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A silicone softener is applied to the linen to give it a smooth hand. This is a non-harmful chemical that has been approved under our Oeko-Tex 100 Standard certification.

Maureen • December 8, 2022
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Great Color!

Love this color!

Lyn • March 27, 2023
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Just beautiful color

This beautiful linen is a sophisticated, rich, deeper shade of periwinkle that I bought to make flowing summer pants. I also bought the Ami pattern for the pants and after reading the instructions I can see that there are really couture finishes in this garment. However, the instructions are very detailed and accompanied by photos and I will give it a go!

Marlene • December 9, 2022

A little girl's summer linen dress in the beautiful medium weight 'Heron' color! Made by Lyn Tayler Lee for my Etsy store:

Lyn • March 27, 2023
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