IL019 POTTING SOIL Softened - 100% Linen - Middle (5.3 oz/yd2)

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One of the most famous artists of all time, Leonardo da Vinci's art is filled with subtle, mysterious shades of brown like that of POTTING SOIL Linen, proving how entrancing this unassuming color can be.

From undulating landscapes to the tinge of angel's wingtips, golden browns bring depth and weight into his quiet, mystical scenes, investing in them a softly muffled warmth that conveys the vastly complex, weighty depths of human feeling.

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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Potting Soil linen
Reviewer: Toni

Beautiful rich brown color and very soft. Very pleased with purchase.

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It is always a pleasure to sew with the FS Softened or Signature finish linens!
Reviewer: Vivian

It washes and dries really well. It doesn't come out of my dryer wrinkled. Linen is one of my favorite materials. It is very durable and ages well, I never have trouble getting stains out. It also has a lovely rustic texture and drape.

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Potting Soil
Reviewer: June

Very soft beautiful brown linen. Looking forward to adding this color to my Etsy shop in the Spring. Quick shipping, will order from this company again.

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Lovely color
Reviewer: Christine

I love this color - a really rich, warm, slightly reddish brown, but it had way more serious slubs than most of the previous linen I've ordered here. Some of the slubs were accompanied by actual holes that I had to work around in constructing the dress I made. In all fairness, perhaps I just got an off batch. I've ordered a lot of this weight before and have not had this problem.

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Very nice fabric
Reviewer: Shawn

The color is perfect for my 18th Century shirt. It is a deep brown and soft. The material is easy to work with and holds creases very well for patterning and sewing. I am sewing by hand with waxed linen thread and this fabric is perfect. I highly recommend it!

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Reviewer: Vickie

This such a rich shade of brown and I agree with other reviewers that it is yummy!

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Yummier than chocolate!
Reviewer: Suzanne m

Same smooth, lovely fabric as the other IL019's. This color is my favorite drown in lushness brown. I have lengths of the chocolate as well, and it's nice, but this color is richer, warmer, and more delicious in my opinion. If this exact color shade starts being produced in the new finer 1C64, my wallet is in trouble. :)

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Rich color
Reviewer: Rosanna

I have loved all the IL019 linen that I have bought but I especially loved the rich earthy color of the Potting Soil color. The chocolate brown was nice, too, but this is a much warmer shade.

Color block shirt 2.0......made the collar smaller, same length. Needs a couple more washes to get rid of all the fuzzes, but I like it:) IL019 Potting Soil...Apricot & butta:) Vintage Simplicity 8173

Posted by Martha

I used the softened potting soil and antique white linens to create a this contrast shirt. I absolutely loved working with these linens, they are a perfect weight, super soft and easy to sew! I highly recommend this fabric as if such good quality and will add an extra level to you project. Instagram georgias_portfolio

Posted by Georgia

My love for surplice tops continues as I added the JULIA Wrap Top in FS POTTING SOIL brown linen to my wardrobe this weekend! I stepped a little outside of my comfort zone by choosing a brown linen. As someone who typically gravitates toward cool colors, I'm loving this warm, rich brown to contrast the blues and greens in my wardrobe. As the name suggests, the color linen reminds me so much of spring on the farm as we dig in the dirt and begin our garden.

Posted by Morgann

Dress made with FS POTTING SOIL Medium Weight Linen using my upcoming sewing pattern, the Terra Dress. You can read more about this project here:

Posted by Vivian

I used the potting soil linen, and Vogue pattern 8994. I love working with linen, snd will be ordering again soon! Carole Collins

Posted by Carole

Beautiful, rich brown - ordered for a costumer and couldn't be more pleased. Kimono available at

Posted by Randee

Tie top drapes made from IL019. Potting Soil is a rich, warm brown. The linen was easy to work with and has a lovely weight and hand. Will definitely be buying more fabric here.

Posted by Lisa

Middle weight white linen vest and trousers and light weight Shirt just fresh

Posted by Thomas
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