Quintessential Irish Linen 230 – Parma Violet


Fabric is sold per HALF METRE
Please enter ‘2’ in the box for 1m and ‘3’ for 1.5m etc!

Composition: 100% Linen
Colour: Lilac
Width: 145cm / 57in
Weight: 230gsm / medium/heavy
Drape: Quite structured but softens with repeated washing
Opacity: Opaque
Natural slub
Stretch: No stretch
Care: Wash at 30 degrees, medium heat iron – see below for further details for pre-sew treatment

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Quintessential Irish Linen is our core linen line. This stunning fabric is produced in local Mills in Northern Ireland which supplies high quality Irish linen for designers around the globe.

Quintessential Irish Linen 230 refers to the weight of this fabric. At 230gsm (grams per square meter) this is the perfect weight for beautiful trousers, dresses, skirts, unlined jackets and more.

A beautiful pale lilac shade of mid-weight linen. This fabric is named Parma Violet after the sweets with the same name as they are very similar in shade!
This is part of the Pick ‘n’ Mix Collection.

Gutermann Sew All Thread colour match: 158

This shade is also available in our Quintessential Irish Linen 150 range, which is perfect for shirts and blouses. You can see the comparison of the two in the photo gallery – the two bolts, one on top of the other. The lighter weight in on the top.

100% Irish Linen.

150cm / 60in wide


Fabric sold per HALF METRE.

pattern Suggestions

Medium weight Linen lends it’s hand to so many beautiful projects, but may I suggest a few for you:

S9180 Skirt by Simplicity Patterns

Aura Dress or Skirt by Papercut Patterns

Juno Jacket by Papercut Patterns

Emerson Pants/Trousers by True Bias

And many MANY more

This weight would also be perfect for beautiful heavier napkins, cushion covers, throws or for needlework and embroidery.


It is recommended to always pre-wash your fabric prior to starting your project. I would also recommend overlocking or zig-zagging the cut ends before your wash your fabric to help cut down on fraying in the machine.

Linen is best washed at 30 degrees.

Many recommend not to tumble dry Linen, but if you choose to, do it on a low heat and remove it while it is still slightly damp and iron straight away to minimise creasing. 

Lots of steam while ironing will also help remove creases.



**Every effort has been made to capture the true colour of this fabric but please bear in mind that colours can be altered by monitors. Please refer to all the product photos provided. I cannot guarantee an exact colour match.**


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