Nice and soft but VERY linty
This is definitely one of the softer of all the linens I´ve ever worked with. It has wonderful movement and drape. It was a little difficult to cut because it has a tendency to stretch on account of the loose weave, but with a bit of mindfulness that can be avoided. It does produce a lot of lint. When I pre-washed it, it came out of the washer with little gobs of lint on it. I then dried it on gentle and when the cycle was 1/2 way done the lint trap was overflowing and I was amazed that it hadn´t started a fire. I had to check it 2 more times before the cycle was done. Other than that, this is a wonderful fabric to work with.
Lovely Linen - LOTS of Lint
This is definitely on of the softer of all the linens I´ve bought from this store. It has the heft of a medium weight linen with the movement and drape of a lightweight. It was a little difficult to cut because it has a tendancy to stretch on account of the loose weave, but with a bit of mindfulness that can be avoided.
The only reason I didn´t give this linen 5 stars is because of the amount of lint it produced. When I pre-washed it, it came out of the washer COVERED in gobs of lint. I then dried it on gentle and had to clean the lint trap out 3 times while it dried. Each time the lint trap was FILLED.
Other than that one thing though, this is a wonderful fabric to work with.
| My son wanted a long sleeve linen shirt for the DC summer heat. Long sleeve 'cause he hates bugs. I used this open weave as an experiment. The finished product is like a comfy light weight tee shirt.
This linen is soft. Kind of acts like a plaid (shifty). But if you are making a simple loose fitting outfit, you'll be ok. Shoulder Seams need to be reinforced for a boy's shirt .
This fabric should be great for a light summer travel jacket.
Hardly wrinkles and irons out fast
Don't remember the exact color, but it's gray.
Posted by annette
| I used this fabric for the long over tunic for a Gandalf the Grey costume I made for a client. It was a little tricky to work with. But if you line up the grainlines and press it, it should be fine. It also leaves a lot of lint when you dry it, so check the dryer often!
Posted by P. Marie