IL020 SHADOW GREY Softened - 100% Linen - Light (3.7 oz/yd2)

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British based painter Tomma Abts chooses retro, in-between shades that are hard to place, particularly the dusty, vintage pink of SHADOW GREY Linen.

Woven like strips of found fabric into her abstract designs, ribbons of these unusual colors fold over and intersect with one another, creating complex visual puzzles that shift in and out of the light but never give the game away.

These soft pinks bring warmth and humanity into her works, suggesting the peachy glow of a half-lit interior.

At a lighter weight of 3.5 ounces this 100% linen is woven with finer threads to give it a smoother appearance. Referred to as lightweight or handkerchief linen, this fine, but surprisingly sturdy linen brings new meaning to the term "sheer elegance".

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 : IL020 Handkerchief
Content : 100% Linen
Type : BASIC
Thread size warp : 33.3
Thread size weft : 33.3
Thread count warp : 57
Thread count weft : 44
Weight : 3.7 oz/yd2
Width : 58 inch
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Pretty Color and Soft
Reviewer: Lindsey

This linen is super fine and soft. The color is beautiful. I will likely make a baby dress with it. It washed beautifully.

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Perfect vintage mauve
Reviewer: Amanda

Simply gorgeous color. Made a stunning Easter dress for my girl from it. Sewed up beautifully and the color is perfect.

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grey pink/mauve
Reviewer: Glenna

Lovely grayish pink color that plays well with several other colors of linen including greys, & natural linen. Surprisingly it could be be considered a neutral. I bought it on a whim & wasn't 100% sure I liked it until I made a color blocked tunic using shadow grey and gray whisper in the handkerchief weights. Ordered more to make a breezy pair of summer pants.

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Beautiful color, light and airy
Reviewer: Karin

Made some cute wrap-around pants from the many DIY patterns on Pinterest. Curved the bottoms to create in a tulip style. Loved the results. I will post a picture.

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maybe a different name?
Reviewer: Kate

I agree with a previous reviewer. This color is incredible and I love it , but it isn't what I would think of as grey. It's a very subtle shade of pink with a touch of mauve. Maybe call it "shadow rose"? I bought some of it in the handkerchief linen weight for a long sleeved shirt. It's going to be gorgeous. I'll wear it with a jacket made of Montana Grape. The colors look wonderful together.

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Is it grey?
Reviewer: Jana

All the colors on my monitor have been pretty true to the swatches I've received and fabrics ordered. But this fabric looks like one of the wonderful warm pinks that you might get from avocado pit dye. Is it really grey?

1940's bow-neck blouse, pattern from BrightYoungThings on Etsy.

Posted by Emma

This is the Eva top, untied.

Posted by Annette

I used this fabric to make the Eva cascade/tie blouse. The color is so unusual, I just love it. The Eva pattern is so cleverly designed, in that the back is cut on the straight, and the front is cut on the bias, which makes for a pretty drape either tied or untied, and there's plenty to tie, high, low, however you want to. I widened the sleeves at the hem, so they'd be loose and cool for summer. The top went together very quickly and easily. I used French seams. I'll put another picture on here, so you can see the top untied.

Posted by Annette

Easter dress from light weight shadow grey linen

Posted by Amanda

Wrap-around pants from DIY patterns on Pinterest.

Posted by Karin
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