IL041 NATURAL - 100% Linen - Middle (5.01 oz/yd2) - 20.00 Yards

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At 5.1 ounces this Open Weave linen has a unique slightly sheer look and feel that sets it apart from other medium weight linens. Open weave does not make it less durable or versatile, just loosely woven.

This linen should be laundered in a cold wash-tumble dried on air setting or very low heat--line dry if possible.

Fabric specifications:

Article : IL041 Open Weave
Content : 100% Linen
Thread size warp : 9.09
Thread size weft : 9.09
Thread count warp : 20
Thread count weft : 19
Weight : 5.01 oz/yd2
Width : 57 inch
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Martha profile image Probably not meant to be used for this but..It is GREAT!
Reviewer: Martha

I made a nightgown, a simple shift, from a pattern for a shirtdress, minus the belt, no collar, short sleeves, added an inch to the width to be sure I could pull it over my head. It is the best fabric I have found for this purpose when you have to sleep through those hot, humid, summer nights. This one is probably better than the more tightly woven lighter linen fabrics that you see in manufactured linen sheets and blouses, since it is so loosely woven. I pre-washed it in hot water 7 times and in Ecos Ultra Free and Clear laundry soap (I NEVER use detergent) only for the last wash, shrinkage was about 9% in length, it dropped from 60" wide to 54" in the first wash (but can be ironed back to about 56"). This heavier linen tends to lose sharp wrinkles, making the fabric just look relaxed. It feels like it should be scratchy to feel (even with softener--it lints a great deal) but is so comfortable when you use a natural fabric softener such as Ecover. Linen is the only thing worth sleeping on. I slept on IL077 bleached white sheets on a single futon and fell in love with linen (the heavier linen) sheets--see my comments on that linen fabric. So I decided to ditch the cotton jersey nightgown for a linen nightgown and will never go back. What they say about linen is correct--warm in winter, cool in summer, so it keeps on working well as the house cools down through the night. I guess it works because it is so loosely woven and not tightly knit as jersey, but cotton woven sheets are just too hot in these summers. Maybe cotton only works well in icy cold refrigerated rooms.

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IL041   NATURAL  - 100% Linen

I really enjoyed using this fabric for my criss-cross back pinafore apron! Lots of shabby, rustic fun!

Posted by Ava
IL041   NATURAL  - 100% Linen

This linen has a more open, looser weave but I liked the texture in this application

Posted by Francine
IL041   NATURAL  - 100% Linen

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