IL030 Gauze Bleached - 100% Linen - Very Light (2.8 oz/yd2)

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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.

The beautiful open weave texture of this linen gives it a light, airy opaque look, making it an excellent choice for apparel, intimate apparel, accessories, interior design projects and so much more.

Fabric specifications:

Article : IL030 Gauze
Content : 100% Linen
Thread size warp : 34.5
Thread size weft : 30
Thread count warp : 38
Thread count weft : 40
Weight : 2.8 oz/yd2
Width : 57 inch

Customer Questions and Answers


Would this make good handkerchiefs? If not, what else would you recommend?

Karen • January 21, 2023
Maureen  profile image F|S Team

This is a gauze linen and although lightweight our customers tend to use a tightly woven lightweight linen such as IL020 for handkerchiefs.

Maureen • January 21, 2023

What is the shrinkage rate of IL030 bleached . I have created a garment with your fabric and did not pre-wash and dry before hand. Please advise .

Valerie • August 23, 2022
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Using our recommended wash instructions you can expect a 7-10% shrinkage. Please visit our help center to view the recommended wash method as well as helpful articles on expected shrinkage.

Maureen • August 23, 2022
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beautiful and fine

:::happy sigh::: I'm going to go completely blind embroidering this. :) It's so fine and even. I already have the silk threads to start. I thought that perhaps they would be too thin for the fabric. Not at all!

Lisa • November 23, 2022
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I really like this gauze linen.

I think this linen is fairly durable for a gauze. It also dyes well.

Tonya • October 22, 2022
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Deon profile image Shibori Dyed Handkerchief Linen

This is the perfect fabric for our Florida weather! Lightweight and airy, it feels like a dream. The Shibori dye technique is so easy and colors do not need to be limited to the traditional indigo. The fabric arrived in an off-white shade. I first dyed it a shade of turquoise and then used the Shibori technique with a dark blue/indigo color. It's true this linen wrinkles more easily than a signature finish, but the wrinkles look great!

Deon • September 19, 2022
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Drapery panels

It's beautiful for sheer drapery panels.

Amy • July 9, 2022
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Breezy Summer Kimono

Still enjoying my breezy white linen kimono I made with this. So great over tank tops on a hot summer day. Oh and had enough left to make the best cool half slip too. Way better than nylon on a hot day.

Donna • June 15, 2022
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I did some samples, Indigo dye using Shibori hand tying techniques. This lightweight gauzy linen dyes beautifully.

Tonya • October 22, 2022

I designed this ruffled tube top using the 2.8 gauzy linen. I hand dyed neon green using shibori hand tying techniques.

Tonya • October 22, 2022

I love this gauzy linen for curtains.

Jeannette • October 22, 2022

Off-white handkerchief linen using Shibori dye technique.

Deon • September 19, 2022

Dress Made with FS BLEACHED Sheer Open Weave Linen. A good dress is a must in my closet. I absolutely love how dynamic dresses are and I must admit I had so much fun draping this beauty. It was my first time working with this type of sheer linen. I found it very easy to create and sew with. Also, it is so beautiful!

Warlene • April 7, 2022
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