Calico Fabric is a loom state, un-dyed natural cotton made with a low thread count. It is one of the oldest cottons, and is very versatile. Calico fabric can be used for dressmaking, aprons, patchwork quilting, upholstery, furnishings and is often used in craft projects. It is a popular choice for creating prototype garment samples because it is inexpensive and can be easily dyed or printed on.
If you can image Arkwright trying to sell someone this 132cm wide excellent quality calico but being unable to get past the first curly “C” it would have been better just calling it unbleached cloth which of course is exactly what it is.
160cm wide, unbleached, but finished quite hefty cotton canvas of a type which might of covered the wagons of the settlers as the made their journey from East to West across America prior to the gold rush. Of its kind magnificent.
Muslin is an open weave cloth that has been used for dressmaking, upholstery, and craft projects for years and years. This gentle dressmaking fabric is made with cotton fibers, featuring a looser weave and high thread count to create a soft, flexible and breathable cloth. It is the perfect fabric for those with more sensitive skin; such as babies, children and new mums. Create fabulous swaddle blankets, pajamas and comforters with these child friendly fabrics.