IL019 KENYA Softened - 100% Linen - Middle (5.3 oz/yd2) - 20.00 Yards

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Kenya is a rich combination of red and brown that some call red-earth, bold on its own, but combines well with neutrals and other fashion colors.
KENYA linen's rich shade of red ochre seems intrinsically bound to nature, invoking rich, fertile soil and the careworn bark of ancient trees.
Kenyan contemporary painter Michael Armitage has embraced this earthy color to convey his homeland of Kenya, illustrating its wild and untameable beauty with an evocative array of ochre and sienna tinged hues. Amidst his fantastical, wild scenes people from modern life are intermingled with the ghosts of the past, crossing back and forth over one another to form a prismatic and complex vision of Kenyan identity today.

At a medium weight of 5.3 ounces, this 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 Multi Purpose
Content : 100% Linen
Type : BASIC
Thread size warp : 17.9
Thread size weft : 17.9
Thread count warp : 46
Thread count weft : 37
Color : KENYA
Weight : 5.3 oz/yd2
Width : 59 inch
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Wonderful Colour
Reviewer: Barbara

Such a gorgeous earthy colour that is reminiscent of the soil on Prince Edward Island and other maritime provinces. Very grounding.

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Fall It's
Reviewer: Marlene

I used this Kenya with my medieval blue for my Fall pillows and throw.Easy to work with and looks so pretty together.

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Beautiful color
Reviewer: Sandra

This linen is a beautiful earthy color, very similar to Spice. When I hold them next to each other Spice is very slightly brighter, but they could easily be two different dye lots of the same color. I'm not sure what I will do with it yet, but it would make lovely clothing, napkins or tablecloth.

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Gorgeous Color
Reviewer: Cindy

I got the IL019 and its the perfect weight for apparel. Washed and dried and the color is still beautifull!! Will be buying more

FS Team profile image F|S Team

We are glad you like it :) IL019 really is a great go-to fabric for most projects. Let us know if you need ideas or patterns!

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I love this linen!
Reviewer: Lynn

Such a beautiful color and was a dream to work with. I have made 8 or 9 tunics this spring and summer to go with my white linen pants and crop pants. Here in Texas linen is king year round.

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Vickie profile image Yummie caramel!
Reviewer: Vickie

I am a true lover of your linen and being on a limited budget had to wait for a sale to purchase Kenya. Wow! was it worth the wait! I love this color, it reminds me of a dark caramel candy, with it's rich earthy color. Just beautiful and the quality I've come to expect from you. Thanks for offering these exquisite colors in the best quality linen at a price I can afford.

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Dish Towels - Very Pleased
Reviewer: Christie

I wanted new 100% linen dish towels and was unable to find any at a reasonable cost in a color I liked. I ended up going with IL019 in Kenya and could not be more pleased! It's a great weight and very absorbent. I also ended up covering a dish mat for the items I hand wash. It's worked out perfectly.

My throw and pillow covers.

Posted by Marlene

ABBEY wrap cardigan will always be timeless, perfect with many things in my wardrobe and be sure to become one of the favorite items! This cardigan turned out to be so comfortable, ideal for a hot summer day, it can be worn as a dress or as a tunic, with shorts and a tank finished off with a pair of sneakers. For sewing I used FS KENYA Midweight Linen, I have loved this rich brick shade for a long time. I would also like to sew a heavyweight linen long sleeve cardigan to wear in the fall.

Posted by Karina

This color is so beautiful in the sun. It gathers and pleats so nice and feels soft and breathable for summer.

Posted by Amber

I have chosen the FS KENYA Midweight Linen because first I had a real crush on this color! I chose this weight as it lends itself to make a garment for summer. For a long time, I was also eyeing the Papao Pant pattern from Ready to Sew, which is a French pattern company, and thought it was a perfect match. I also had in mind to make a faux-jumpsuit with this pant and asked the Instagram community for recommendations on the most suitable top. The Cielo top was very popular so I decided to give it a go! What is so great about making a set is that you can make your fabric the most profitable when cutting. Now with all the scraps, I am planning to make a hat and scrunchies so this fabric will be fully used. You can read more about this project here:

Posted by Pauline

Jedi Librarian costume, made with Kenya and Royal Purple, as a commission for a youth librarian for an upcoming Star Wars event.

Posted by Kasey

Raw-edge kimono jacket with dark blue chambray bias-binding, made in rustic-weight linen. Positively my favorite color to work with that offers. More clothing available in my Etsy shop:

Posted by Lauren

I love working with this linen! Overskirt is made with Kenya, and underskirt is Chocolate. Wonderful drape and the perfect weight for clothes.

Posted by Sonya

Simlah Vesture, Color Kenya. Outer Shell and Lining is100% Sheshiy (Flax Linen) Simlah (Vesture) with two front patch pockets, two side vents to create corners for the four hand dyed Matching Tzitzityot, with a cord of Tekelet (Blue). EMBROIDERY AND DECORATIVE HEM FRINGES OPTIONAL Like Our Ebriy Khoq Facebook Page: Visit our website at: Follow Us On Twitter: Please Share, Shalom A'lecheim.

Posted by Angelo

These are the kenya pillowcases trimmed in marigold, both in IL019. (sorry for posting the redwood & oasis by mistake)

Posted by Sandra l

More pillowcases made with oasis green trim and oasis pillows with kenya trim. :)

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cute summer cap

Posted by Jennifer

dream weaver...woven raw edge linen panel on a cute summer engineer style cap. vintage buttons and vintage cotton lining...

Posted by Jennifer

My brown petticoat is from the Kenya color linen; the apron is Taupe (I believe) or beige. My husband's waistcoat is the 5.3 oz white linen lined with the 3.5 oz white linen. His haversack is also from the 5.3 oz and is 2 layers thick. I love the linen! The prices are great too!

Posted by Vicki
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