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

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Blushing crimson reds like that of TAWNY PORT Linen pulsate across Dorothea Tanning's fantastical paintings, lending them the passionate turbulence of erotic dreams and nightmares.

One of only a a handful of female Surrealists to find success in mid-20th century Europe and America, Tanning conjured up brilliantly bizarre scenarios where strange creatures inhabit curious realms beyond our own, filled with mystical, private symbolism and erotic that we can often only guess at. Tanning wrote, "Keep your eye on your inner world."

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
Weight : 5.3 oz/yd2
Width : 59 inch
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Beautifully rich!
Reviewer: Mallory

This color is stunning. Such a beautiful wine color. It is perfect for 18th century garments!

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Roxy profile image Linen for Tina Givens patterns
Reviewer: Roxy

I bought several colors of linen for my Tina Givens patterns. They are all in the medium weight, and I love all the colors I got. I would like for Fabrics-Store to say if the color is for a warm or cool skin tone, especially the greens and browns. I washed them all in the machine, machine dried (but not bone dry) and they are all fine, ready to press and cut out my patterns. I also appreciate that they come wrapped in plastic, for the chance that it is raining when the delivery leaves on the front porch.

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I absolutely love this fabric
Reviewer: Lizabeth

It is rich and dark colored, a warm-toned burgundy without pink unlike some of the photos of other people's projects show. I have purchased it a number of times over several years and the color has been consistent. I am actually printing designs on it with my laser engraver and will have Sinai Bedouin women closely associated with St. Catherine's Monastery in Sinai, Egypt, hand-embroidery over the printed pattern. It is absolutely perfect for my purpose. The photo I am sharing is it printed, before being embroidered (which will hopefully happen next month).

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Period Perfect
Reviewer: Paula

I'd never sewn on linen before now and I was missing out! Beautiful and easy to sew on!

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Viking Apron dress
Reviewer: Laurie

The fabric was a beautiful color that holds its shape and is easy to work with to make period style Viking Apron dress.

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Light burgundy with a touch of berry
Reviewer: Brenda

I was expecting a rich dark burgundy, but as it came lighter than expected, I will use it differently than originally intended. In a way, it's good its lighter because linen is more for summers in the South. The fabric is quality, as always.

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Reviewer: Kathleen

Hard to describe the color; it's a little different in person than on my monitor, but actually I like it better. It has a nice, substantial feel. A good stand-in for wool for use in medieval/Renaissance garb in the hot, high-desert climate of New Mexico. I need a new surcoat.

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delicious lovely fabric
Reviewer: Shoshana

I am having a bliaut made of this gorgeous linen, given that I am allergic to wool. I will post a picture as soon as it is completed. However, I wanted to say that WOW, this is the best linen I have ever purchased and is just gorgeous.

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Beautiful linen
Reviewer: Rachel

I just received my tawny port linen in the mail yesterday. Washed it and am going to make my dress tonight. It's beautiful, but be warned: It's a lot more red and less purple than the picture shows. I love the color, but it's definitely not as purple as I thought it'd be.

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Tawny Port Linen is fabulous!!!
Reviewer: Robin

I had an Irish Dress made from this fabric and it is so beautiful!! Perfect weight and the color is divine!!! I have had so many compliments on it and referred several people to this site. This is my new favorite color of linen !!

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Reviewer: Charly

Not only is this fabric absolutely wonderful to work with, this color is incredibly beautiful! It's a burgundy with a touch of berry. I am now a complete linen addict, and will probably be buying a bunch more of this beautiful color!

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color too light
Reviewer: Naomi

I bought this hoping to combine it with wildcherry and it turned out to be almost the exact same color, much lighter than what is on the website. It is a beautiful fabric and I do love the color, but am dissapointed that it is so much lighter than what it seemed.

My brother got married two months ago, and I wanted to sew linen dresses for my little sisters. I did not find any quality linen fabrics in my country, and I received a recommendation for fabrics-store. To create something with your hands is to object to the fast culture, and to engage in slow work, which leaves satisfaction, experience, and a product with a memory that remains even after the work has disappeared.

Posted by Alumah

It has a St. Catherine's Monastery inspired design printed with a laser engraver for Sinai Bedouin women to then hand-embroider over.

Posted by Lizabeth

Perfect for this 18th century gown!

Posted by Paula

English Rose with Tawny Port in a simple tunic of my own design

Posted by Holly

We love using this mid weight linen for our tops and dresses. This fabric drapes really well as you can see from our Rosie top. Becky Classy Sassy Couture

Posted by Becky

I made the Ogden Cami pattern from True Bias but lengthened it into a dress. This weight is perfect since I can get wear it without a slip. I love this color more than I thought I would. It's sort of a plum/burgundy.

Posted by Jona

Great color and weight for a fall maxi.

Posted by Randee

Viking era tunic in Tawny Port, top stitched in waxed linen thread. Tawny port is the closest to burgundy on this site. More red than blue in the color balance.

Posted by Angela

A wonderful color but more "dusty" and somewhat lighter than the sample photo. It goes well with English Rose. And soooooo comfortable. I think it will hang better after a few more washings. Great for dancing.

Posted by Sue

Linen bucket hat.

Posted by Caryl

Linen tunic.

Posted by Natallia

Linen infinity scarf.

Posted by Natallia

This is a 12th century style bliaut using the Tawny Port. The undergown is made with Sphinx.

Posted by Stefanie

I used Tawny Port for the medieval gown on the right. I LOVE this fabric and color. The color is a bit prettier than your average burgundy, it has a little more berry in it. This color is absolutely stunning. An added bonus: when we were at the faire, the heat was so bad that by mid afternoon people were dropping like flies and out of everyone in my group I was the only one wearing only linen (no blends or cottons) and I was the most comfortable of the group. The linen was wonderful in the heat.

Posted by Charly

This is a 16th century irish gown I made almost entirely out of linens. The underskirt is Ultramarine, the lining of the overgown is Tawny Port, and the bag-sleeved undershirt (aka leine) is Autumn Gold. The ultramarine was nothing like the color on my screen, but I expected that after looking at the posted works. It's a beautiful dark dark almost periwinkle. The Autumn gold was WAY darker than expected, and has been bleached several times in this pic to a perfect saffron. I have never been disappointed by the quality of fabric. Very nice to work with!

Posted by Maricica
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