I absolutely *love* this black. It's soft and supple. I used IL019 Black to make a 14th Century Cotehardie to wear at Jousting Tournaments and at SCA activities. I've still got a few yards and plan on making another dress, or maybe using it as lining for a hood. You DEFINITELY want to pre-wash this linen by itself, as it took 3 washes for me to really get the color set and not bleeding, and I did not notice any fading (I used Woolite and hot water and dried on high. I am really hard on my fabric and needed to make sure it would hold up to use. I've had no trouble with it since washing).
Posted by Tiffany