IL019 All-purpose Crimson Fs Signature Finish - 100% Linen Fabric - Medium (5.3 oz/yd2), Width 58"

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Vibrant, seductive and indulgent, crimson linen's entrancing hue brought pulsing lifeblood into Jan Van Eyck's iconic paintings. Red dye was rare and exotic in 15th century Europe, making it a potent symbol of luxury, wealth and prominence. In his real life portraits Van Eyck draped figures and interiors in this decadent red hue to signify their high society status, while his religious commissions tapped into red's ancient significance with spiritual characters bathed in glowing cardinal reds.

At a medium weight of 5.3 ounces this 58 inch wide 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.

Our FS Signature Finish was developed exclusively for us using a special process that makes this linen super soft with a comfy, classic look you'll love at first sight.

As a bonus, this process removes almost all of the initial shrinkage, giving you more fabric to get your projects done.
This finish makes the linen as soft as butter. Yep, 100% linen that feels and drapes and sews as no linen you have ever encountered. Because the fabric has been pre-shrunk for you - it will be less than the base cloth width.

Fabric specifications:

Article IL019 All-Purpose
Content 100% Linen
Width 58 inch
Weight 5.3 oz/yd2
Thread size warp 17.9
Thread size weft 17.9
Thread count warp 46
Thread count weft 37

Customer Questions and Answers


is this a Christmas red?

Sarah • December 2, 2023
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This is a very classic Christmas red.

Lauren • December 2, 2023

I want to use the crimson for a dress with a white for trim. Does the crimson bleed with washings. Not including the wash before I start cutting out the dress.

Deborah • August 25, 2023
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We recommend thoroughly pre-washing your crimson fabric before applying your white trim. To check that the crimson is not running and transferring any dye, you can throw it in the wash with a small piece of your trim to test. The dye will not run forever, so just make sure you have pre-washed thoroughly.

Lauren • August 25, 2023
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Erandi Carranza profile image Beautiful Carmesí!

The quality of the fabric is perfect. I love this deep red color. I pre-washed the fabric to make an art project.

Erandi Carranza • February 15, 2024
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The perfect red!! I love the drape and softness of this fabric. I used it for a Poet's shirt, see picture.

Cynthia • July 13, 2023
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Signature Finish worth every penny!

I love the linen from here but with the premier finish it is amazing! So soft and drapes very well. This crimson is gorgeous in person too. I and my customer are very pleased - thanks!

Mel • September 11, 2021
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Oh how I love red

Made a nice tunic and pants it so nice in hot weather

Susan • June 24, 2021
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Oh the colour

This was my second order ca not wait to start to sew

Susan • June 1, 2021
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Inspired by the Heart's Desire Poets shirt.

Cynthia • July 13, 2023

I downloaded the Bella pattern from Tessuti fabrics. I really love the drape and feel. iL019 all-purpose Crimson

Elizabeth • December 28, 2022

The traditional colors for Christmas outfits are white, red and green. I love these colors and try to use them for sewing clothes! I always use medium-weight linen, although I also really like linen fabrics of different weights, but I tend to use them for other purposes.

Karina • December 21, 2022

Custom crimson Viking tunic by Sew Seamstressed Out

Mel • September 11, 2021

This is a Tina Givens pattern I sewed for a friend. She was thrilled. The color is amazing.

Virginia • April 3, 2021
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