4C22 BLEACHED - 100% Linen - Heavy (7.1 oz/yd2)
Bleached color is achieved by "stripping" the natural pigment out of the fibers( just like you would with bleaching hair). What you are left with is a very soft shade that is just ever so slightly an off-white color.
Bleached is the basics of any project and loves being dyed. It is actually what we use to dye the colors. A truly versatile base and a must-have addition to your fabric repertoire.
At a heavier weight of 7.1 ounces this 100% linen is referred to as Rustic due to its more textured look and feel. Durable and perfect for projects that require just a bit more substance.
|Article :||4C22 Rustic - Bortovka|
|Content :||100% Linen|
|Thread size warp :||11.6|
|Thread size weft :||11.6|
|Thread count warp :||38|
|Thread count weft :||32|
|Weight :||7.1 oz/yd2|
|Width :||57 inch|
I am very happy with this linen. It has a quality feel to it, and I can't wait to work with it. I am choosing to make drapes, a Roman shade and a bed skirt.
I am using this linen to line my linen window treatments! At the heavier weight it adds a heft, and drape, that is truly luxurious! Thanks a million FS! I feel so blessed to have found your website, all those years, ago!
The review should have read...â€”better linen cannot be bought anywhere for this price.
I bought 6 yards to make sheets for my queen bed. I washed it and dried it and it is an absolute gorgeous fabric. Although I have not sewn the sheets yet, my current linen sheets are made of the exact same fabric except it is unbleached. My husband and I love the sheets. They are wonderful to sleep on. Better than no purchased anywhere for this price. And the Fabric Store has been wonderful to work with. They are absolutely committed to customer satisfaction.
I am using this linen for unlined drapery. It needed to be washed and dried to adjust for shrinkage. It uniformly shrank about 8%. Drying it was tricky. It's best to dry it to damp. Because it is tough to iron when completely dry. Hangs well and the price is right.
using it to make patterns and lining for bodices so I don't need boning.
I bought a couple of yards and will definitely buy more. I washed it on very hot cycle and dried it on hot. I love the look when it is not ironed . Will Use it for curtains dish towels and table cloth. It would be too scratchy for me to wear directly on the body
I bought this for use in a natural dye class. But I'm thinking it needs to be a skirt! The weight of the fabric would feel so good around my hips! It is pre-shrunk and ready to go, but I first have to resolve my conflicting plans for it. Or, I could buy more...?
I bought a lot of it for curtains, however it shrank more than expected and couldn't use for that, but I made a pair of drawstring pants that have become my favorite. The fabric is just the right weight and drape after washing just once and I"m sure will become softer as time goes on. Love it! Am buying more.
I ordered 3 yards....made one bath towel...as suggested by another reviewer..and a "nap" throw. I pulled threads and made tassels at each end..hemmed the sides. It is Perfection for a light cover for an afternoon nap..or as a throw when watching TV or reading. The weight is perfect and the texture for a bath towel is just what I was looking for. This linen absorbs water like you wouldn't believe. I'll be ordering more for additional towels. BTW..pulling threads....that's a labor of love
I bought 3 yards of this linen not knowing what I would use it for. I finally decided to make a toddler quilt from it. Patiently waiting for it to go on sale again so I can buy more to finish the quilt. It is absolutely glorious to work with!
Love this linen! Washed hot and dried hot with wool dryer balls x 2 then cut for projects. While it is a bit lighter then canvas I was happy to have it and use if for a couple of items of clothing as well. It has such beautiful drape.
I am going to make myself a pair of pleated trousers for our hot summer.
I purchased the bleached linen (7.1oz) and used it to make long pooling/puddling curtains for the living room and a few wide doorways. The fabric has a smooth surface, a heavy drape, and goes well with my white and unpainted wood furniture. When the sun shines through the fabric, you can tell it isn't optic white, but rather a warm white that compliments all other whites. I've ordered it twice, and will probably order more.
I received and washed my linen. It is much heavier than the medium weight and still has a wonderful hand. I may order more for curtains and a blanket.
The fabric is a decent linen, but not exactly what I expected. It is slubbier than impression one gets from the swatch. Also, there is some sort of sizing in the fabric that was not disclosed in the description, so it is considerably firmer than I expected. I am hoping that washing the linen will shrink thr weave to something tighter and wash out the sizing so that the linen isn't as stiff. 3/5 - wish the description was better
Really do just Love this Linen! Indigo dyed a few yards in warm water in washing machine, low dryer, then hung to dry. Turned out so Beautifully! Used only a small amount of Dye, so it is a Lighter shade with which I am Delighted! Used Rit liquid dye. I am especially surprised and overjoyed at its Brightness! Did not expect this! I want to try a light sunny Golden Yellow dye, next. Will post when finished! Thank you for Beautiful Quality, Affordable, Everyday-People Prices!!!
This linen is PERFECT for household and craft projects. I've made bath towels from this fabric and I LOVE them. I like towels with a little more of a "rugged" texture instead of a super soft finish. Absolutely perfect fabric!!
I was stunned when I opened my (ahem!) large order of this linen cloth. It was everything I had hoped it would be--strong, smooth with an occasional slub. I washed/dried it twice as hot as I could and it not only shrunk down a bit as I hoped but became softer/denser without losing the smooth supple quality of the linen fiber. I immediately began dreaming of what I could do with it. First project will be a full-length pinafore apron greatly needed for my messy sculpture work. Of course, pockets will be a part of this! The linen also tore quite easily and straight which saved me from a lot of cutting. Washing and hanging to dry work well since linen dries so quickly, but it would be gorgeous when ironed to dry, if you don't like the natural rumpled look. Linen lends itself beautifully to pleats and either felled or French seams. I could easily see that it would be great for dyeing.
I love it because it is substantial, because it is natural, unsoftened or otherwise treated. I have used it to make dish drying towels, napkins for which this weigh is perfect. It sews well and it irons well, producing lovely crisp towels. Because I want my towels to be cut very straight, I pull a tread where I need to cut. There are some stubs in the fabric, it is true, but I have still been able to pull these threads. I cut EXACTLY on the line produced by the missing thread so my towels are completely squared and identical in size. I like that weight for dish towels because it is more absorbent. I iron my work because I love the resulting crispness. I am planing to make .
Great price timely shipping. I can't wait to make something beautiful
Lovely! Purchased to make pillows with. A little more see-through than expected, but still nice! A few slubs in the 5 yards, but the price was great, so I can live with it. Otherwise, I am very satisfied:)
I purchased 3 yards of this fabric and sent it to my daughter for her birthday. She has taken a fabric dying class, and when I saw this fabric as being perfect fo dying, I knew it would be perfect for her! She has a large tub of indigo dye and is getting everything set up. She was thrilled with the yardage and I can't wait to see how she uses the fabric!!
I received excellent service from Fabrics-Store.com and look forward to completing my project with the beautiful linen that they provided. It laundered perfectly. The tread pulling prior to cutting was harder than I expected, but it works to keep the grain of the fabric straight for my project. I will definitely be shopping with them again.
The fabric is beautiful, softened just lovely after machine washing. Planning on making hand towels with this fabric. Would definitely buy this linen again. Greatest service from fabrics-store.com
Made lots of Xmas presents with this lovely fabric: pillow covers, napkins, tablecloths and quilt backings. So versatile. Excellent quality and value. Good to have extra on hand just in case....
I absolutely LOVE this product. It is an amazing quality and so easy to work worth. Cannot wait to order more for my next project!
I ordered this small amount specifically to compare the weight to the 5.3 oz. bleached linen from which I had just made eight hemmed, mitered linen napkins. In the comparison I found I liked the lighter weight linen for napkins but made a great table runner from this piece . It is only slightly heavier so could have possibly made napkins and still used it. I always read everything explained about each material and the reviews for other suggestions.. In the last month I have tried five things and all have been positive experiences. Great linen at a great price.
I have purchased this specific fabric and many many others from here. first of all, best prices on linen you can find. i've done my research a and have failed to find better prices and service. if you are a seamstress and work with linen frequently you know how much it shrinks. and should prepare accordingly. i read a review about the fabric shrinking too much and that's just an illegitimate complaint. a company doesn't create the amount of shrinkage a fabric has. i have not one complaint from here on any color or weight i've ordered. always arrives on time or early for me. quality is always perfect. and i'm sure if it ever is less than perfect they would be able to help me with whatever i need. i will continue to support. thank you!!
Patricia knows her stuff. I'll have to try putting dish detergent in the batch to start with next time. however it still dyed well. I'll get back to y'all when I've turned it into a wearable garment ;)
This linen is an absolutely wonderful product! I purchase both the bleached and colored fabrics. I scour and wash the bleached linen before dyeing to make sure that it takes up the dye nicely. I simmer the colored fabrics in water with a tiny amount of dish detergent or synthrapol for about 20 minutes in a pot on the stove and then wash, dry and iron before using them. They come out spectacularly and barely any dye comes out in the water. I've found that FS cuts enough extra length to account for shrinkage, so if I order a yard by the time I'm done preparing my fabric as I have described, it shrinks down to about 37 inches. Perfect!
It would be so nice if reviewers would stick to reviewing THE PRODUCT, not any problems they may be having with their order!! I am not interested in reading that but I would like to learn more about how others are using these fabrics and their results. WE NEED A FORUM!
Susan, you have every right to your opinions as does the anonymous writer. I see both of your points. If you read the reviews on other fabric on this site, most of the disappointment is from the return policy and customer service. I see that you are quite happy and that's great! There are a good number of people who do not agree with you ,(they also have every right to say so). I wish everyone was as happy as you are but obviously they are not.
I just read the comment by the anonymous person who was very harsh in their opinions about customer service, the color of fabric and shipping. I am a type I am always leery of people that won't provide their name when complaining. 1am an individual who wants everything to be done immediately, but you must be outrageously selfish and hard to please. Maurine has always been outstanding in customer service and her desire to make your day as wonderful as she can is always put first. They are very busy and sometimes it does take them a while to answer, but they ALWAYS do. Let me also tell you just how fair they are in trying to help. They had a daily special about two weeks ago which I ordered. I also ordered a doggie bag product that read "1 Left". I was checking out and had an issue which did not allow me to complete the transaction. I called and left a message for Maurine and feared that the doggie bag selection would be gone and also the daily special also. When I did not hear back by the end of the business day I figured it was okay as I have cases and cases of their wonderful fabric "just in case" and could live without another ton. To my surprise, I checked my voice mail and Maurine had called me and said not to worry even if it was the next day she was saving them for me. So, I consider that service above and beyond. Yes, they do do not pay for return shipping. That is clearly stated in their information. Their prices are wonderful compared to other linen suppliers so you should be grateful to have access to this quality for this price....and, also, if you don't like the color then save it and use it for another project...or as the other comment stated whiten it the old fashion way....or better yet order a swatch but do heed the advice of one person and realize that all bleached WILL NOT ever be the same due to the dying process. This is not new knowledge to seasoned linen addicts. Here's hoping you can find another supplier that will meet your unrealistic demands. Yes, I wish the shipping were less and even the fabric, but we all would be hard pressed to find linen of this quality for a cheaper price. Also, condition yourself to watch for the daily special and the especially great hourly sales. Maurine and other CS's if you read this just know that this lady from South Carolina loves and appreciates y'all and I hope that your IT Dept. can get my back office fixed so I won't have to bother you so much when ordering. I appreciate y'all and am addicted to your fabric.
I hesitate to purchase this linen. I have tried several times to contact this company. Both via email and phone. I have called at least 8 times and every time was unable to reach them. They need to revisit the website and remove their number if they don't want to be contacted. There is enough negative reviews of both their return policy and customer service to make me shop else where. Sad.
The linen arrived in about 5 days, which was amazing as this was a Canadian order. I had to pay $20Cd for customs upon receipt. I was expecting a confirmation email to tell me it had been shipped, but I did not receive one, so I returned to the site to check the status and found out it had indeed been shipped soon after ordering. I have not yet made up the fabric, but I used the tips for washing and drying a large piece of fabric - thanks for that! - and I found the shrinkage exactly as predicted on the website. So far, the only thing that could be better was for me to receive the email saying that it had been shipped.
I am in love with this fabric. I will be using it to sew my wedding dress, and I am very picky on the color as result, so keep reading. Some people reviewing need a reality check and some just need more knowledge. linen is not white naturally, so there will always be a lovely warm creamy undertone when it is not mixed with other materials. But, linen is also one of the worlds oldest materials and humans have been using it for millennia and we know how to whiten it quite a ways. I received my fabric, and knowing it would be slightly ivory, I preshrunk it and blued it like the Victorians used to do. Now although not as harsh white as staring into an LED lightbulb, it is a beautiful soft white without any yellow undertone. The fabric is not the problem, learn more, whine less.
I bought 2 yards of this hoping to make pillows. When I received it, I measured it out and saw that they gave me 5 inches more fabric than what I ordered. How nice I thought, they allowed for shrinkage. I secured the edges, washed and dried the fabric prior to cutting and re measured the goods and found it shrunk 10 inches. I was astounded. I cannot believe it shrunk that much. I will rethink purchasing This product again
This is the best fabric for curtains, table cloth and pillows. Love this linen. I love the feel, heavy but soft and very easy to sew, like most linen fabrics from Fabric-store. Thank you.
Great for making braies, undertunics, and linings to surcoats (among other outergarments). Good buy.
This is the second time I bought this weight and color. Both times I washed it on delicate and cold water. Dried it on delicate once and then hung it to finish drying , it comes out spotted. it has big white splotches across the fabric. I use it for SCA garb. I have to use it for a layering piece where it can't be seen. I bought it to make matching party colored garb for my husband and my self . I by lots of your linen it is all I use. I have just had a problem with this one piece twice. thank you
I bought this linen to make some French provincial style bath towels & hand towels. At first I was shocked by the colour as it was not a true white. I went ahead anyway. I didn't wash it before making them and just guessed the shrinkage. Absolutely fabulous to sew, press seams etc. behaves so nicely. What I was most impressed with, was, the more I've washed it, the whiter it's become. Perfect linen for what I needed. Will definitely, without a doubt use this linen again for this purpose. It was perfect. I made some dishcloths and tea towels from the spare linen, and they are the best I've ever used.
I am SO pleased with this fabric and SO glad I didn't order the optic white! "Bleached" is always a surprise, but this bolt is just lovely and I'm glad I ordered enough to have a little left over. Anytime you order "bleached" linen, you really must get all that you'll need in one piece, otherwise there is no way to get the color right as there is variation between bolts, just like dyed linen, and can even be some variation between one end of the bolt and the other,depending on how it's bleached - though not often. "Optic" white is nice, but it can sometimes be...somewhat...shall we say, "chemically abused"? This can cause premature breakage at the creases. Was also pleased to see that it was loosely packed and that neither the bleached piece nor the natural piece - though both rough linen - were brutally creased at the folds - as creasing is, perhaps, linen's only true enemy. Thank you so much - I am very pleased!
I ordered a few yards of this a couple months ago, and just ordered a couple more. The color is not even remotely the same. The first batch was quite white and exactly what I wanted, the second batch is way more like ivory. The fabric is okay and usable, but not even close to being white. Also, the cut was both poor and stingy - after washing, I've got about 70 inches, not 2 yards, and it's on such a diagonal that once I straighten for grain, I'll have about 67 inches. So my advice: order all you'll need at once, plus some. Double check the cut and color before you wash, as they apparently don't. Plan for a ton of shrinkage.
i have been searching for an affordable beautiful white linen for my custom sewing business. I tried this for a set of french dinning chair slip covers and it was wonderful to work with. Beautiful drape. Easy to sew. I will definitely be ordering more.
After posting my review and several email I finally got an aswer form their customer service, only to enhance my dissapointment. They will not reimmburse shipment cost, any not the original not the one you pay to returned the item, at all. "if you return the fabric because you don't like it, we're still out the cost to ship the fabric"... I did not returned the the fabric because I did not like it, I returned it because the color was NOT anywhere near the color posted here. BE VERY CAREFUL when you place an order unless you are 1000% sure it is just what you want.
This linen has such a wonderful weight and beauty to it. I created a custom floor length tablecloth using the 4C22 Bleached to help tie together this wintry seaside look. Just love this linen!
I am using this heavy linen to make a hoop skirt for the Tudor period. The weighty steel used in the hooping required a very strong fabric. This looks like it will work out perfectly.
I love the comments on this product and will call my order in the morning. I'm going to use this with fabric painting and dying for original design throw pillows. I've been looking for a suitable fabric for this process to use at the Sunflower Adult Day Service where I facilitate the art program.. After reading the comments, I'm ordering.. Can't wait to make some examples.. Will send photos at end of Sept or October.
Hi, I have to tell you about what I learned. I thought lint was a great idea too, but unfortunately it can be too fine and cause respiratory problems for small beings. Anyways, I don't want to sound like a know it all, but what you said hit home with me, and when I learned about the facts, it sort of scared ne.
yes, It is more Med-Heavy than a true canvas. To soften it up wash it in hot and dry it Hot with 6 tennis balls (clean obviously!) do that 3 times and it comes out like butter! Yes, it is linty but put the lint out for the birds they will love it for nests. Don't do that with regular drier lint though! Oh and no fabric softener, just makes it gummy!
I found this to be a slubby, rustic looking linen. Because of the slubs, I find it difficult to draw threads for hemstitching. However, it makes good rustic tablecloths and table decor items. It takes to large-scale crewel embroidery.
I agree with the previous review, this is medium-heavy, not heavy weight fabric. This fabric lints a lot, creating mats of fiber that I had to hand-remove. After that - it's gorgeous. Took the reactive dye beautifully & made a beautiful bedcover. Smooth, not scratchy.
I bought both the white and the natural. I must say i was quite afraid i would't like it...until i got it in the mail. it's beautifull and really heavy. i love it. I use it for crafts, embroidery and crosstitch. It looks fabulous. The price is amazing for the quality of the fabric (even with shipping) :)
I find this overall to be a nice heavier-weight of linen (although I still think of it as 'medium-heavy', not 'really heavy'). It has a few too many slubs in it for my taste, and although I've laundered the dress I made several times, it's still a bit on the stiff and rough side. For an outer dress, that's fine; but I regret the underdress I made out of it. :) The price, of course, makes up for the few issues I have!
When I'm headed to my studio, I'm usually dressed like this. An oversized blouse, that is balanced with a fitted waist. In this case, I chose a linen skirt. This look is appropriate for almost any professional setting or meeting. If I want to add some more fun to it I'll add accessories as I did here. Accessorizing is a good trick to bring balance and attention to detail. If I add bangles, your eyes are drawn to my sleeves, same as a necklace draws the eyes to the neckline. Your pieces can be intentional.
Wool on FS BLEACHED Heavyweight Linen. I started off stitching as a way to create a weight of line which wasn't available and possible with a pen, brush or pencil. Over time though after much contemplation on the subject of stitch, gender and materials I have begun to understand it as a more rounded context of life, and the decisions we make with our individual life paths. You can read about this work here: blog.fabrics-store.com/2022/01/20/curated-by-you-stewart-francis-easton/
SARA Pants made with FS BLEACHED Heavyweight Avocado Dyed Linen. I started with a little more than two yards of FS BLEACHED Heavyweight linen, 10 avocados, and some soy milk. I am by no means experienced in natural dyeing fabrics, but I would encourage anyone to give it a try. You learn as you go and it seems that no matter how careful and experienced you are you get lovely variations and quirks that can only come from the mystique of nature. I'll be wearing my SARA's to work, the park with my kids, on weekend library trips, grocery shopping, brisk fall walks and dressed up with a heel silk tank and a pop lip. You can read more about this project here: blog.fabrics-store.com/2021/10/14/pattern-review-avocado-dyed-sara-pleated-pants/
Phoebe tank in 4C22 bleached (not softened) linen. My measurements made this simple pattern seem tricky, My measurements: bust fits the 16/18 pattern size, hips are the 12/14 pattern size, and my waist is the 20/22 pattern size. I committed myself to just using the 16/18 pattern. I did not use a bias tape since this was my first run at this pattern. Next time I will add an inch to the length and take the hip in a 1/4" on each side of the of the front and back, and use a hip curve ruler to add a wee bit of shape to the middle area. I am boxy enough without adding a boxy shape. I was blessed with linebacker/lifeguard shoulders. All in all, I wore it comfortably today and feeling like a million bucks. The fabric wore well (image was taken after a 7 hour shift). I expected the 4C22 to be less comfortable than it was but I am excited to repeat this in the Tawny colour.
Used the bleached fabric that was stiffer (unsoftened) so that the drapes could hang better and be more stiff. Absolutely love how they turned out!! These are 13' hanging drapes (ceiling is 15'). I put drapery tape at the top and did a french pleat. The bottom of the drape is still too which makes it look professional.
Made out of the 7.1 Bleached and decorated with my exclusive embroidery work.
I made the pants also using the same fabric. I love this pattern for the comfortable fit and the fabric just makes it even better.
You too can get one of my custom design embroideries, just visit my web page
FABRIC SAMPLE DETAILS
4C22 BLEACHED - 100% Linen - Heavy (7.1 oz/yd2)
Sample Size: 2" x 3.5" (Including Swatch Card)
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Please note that some of our darker or more vibrant shades will have some residual dye run off or bleeding. It is important that you launder or treat like colors with like colors so that you do not compromise the integrity of any other colors, fabrics or garments during the launder process.
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- Machine wash cold.
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- Machine wash cold.
- Gentle cycle.
- Only non-chlorine. Bleach if needed.
- Tumble dry low.
- Medium steam iron.