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

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The pioneering Baroque painter Artemisia Gentileschi painted a world of rich, decadent and warm tones like MARSALA , which she coupled with dramatic, heightened chiaroscuro. Her paintings draw us into private worlds where theatrical, sometimes terrifying stories play out, or melancholic heroines are overcome with strong emotion. As the most successful female painter of her day, she often focussed on female subjects, painting martyred women who had suffered great loss or found strength in the face of adversity, reflecting the struggles she, too, had overcome in her long and eventful life. Baroque shades of red aided in her storytelling capacities, adding flashes of tension, passion or drama into her scenes.

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


Is it more orange than red?

Miriam • June 23, 2023
Maureen  profile image F|S Team

It is more red not orange.

Maureen • June 23, 2023
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BringYourOwnFluff profile image A Warm, Faded Red

The color is sort of like a lightly faded red with just a hint of orange to it, making it a slightly warmer red. This linen, like all that I order from here is a nice quality, with a few slubs/loose threads here or there that I pull to the wrong side of the fabric with a small crochet hook. Not a big deal! Like all linens, this fabric gets much, much softer with machine washing and drying.

BringYourOwnFluff • August 24, 2023
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Medieval kirtle

Love the color, I made a kirtle for myself and a tunic for my husband.

Julie • June 23, 2023
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Roxy profile image Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

I am making the Tina Givens Elope from this fabric. It is a beautiful color, but I think it is more suited to a warm skin, and I have a cool skin color.

Roxy • February 20, 2023

Friday Pattern Company Saguaro Set in medium-weight linen in 'Marsala'.

BringYourOwnFluff • August 24, 2023

This is the marsala medium weight linen. Love it!

Julie • June 23, 2023

I decided to try out this beautiful color and I'm so glad I did! It's a lovely vibrant color and the medium weight is soft and perfect for tops or dresses. I made this little girl's medieval dress with it from my own pattern and am very happy with how it turned out!

Stacey • April 13, 2023
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