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Swatch Name Osnaburg



Crinoline Burlap

Fiber Content 45 Family: Cotton Present: cotton, rayon, cotton blends, usually polyester Unbleached muslin sheeting w/cotton 'trash' still in it 46 Family: Cotton Present: cotton, rayon, cotton blends, usually polyester 47 Family: Muslin, percale: cotton; Holland: flax Present: cotton, rayon, cotton blends, usually polyester 48 Horsehair 49 Coarser plant fibers: Jute. Hemp

Yarn Structure Usually carded only Coarsely woven plain weave



Uses Drapes, slipcovers, mattress ticking, workwear

Usually carded only Plain weave Combed yarns; plain weave Usually piece dyed


Casual wear: trial garments

Durable Press

Carded only; plain weave Coarse, uneven Fairly open. Balanced plain weave




50 Family: Flax Fine yarns Combed cotton Present: Cotton or blends Wool batjste Balanced plain weave and silk batiste (rare) 51 Family: Silk Fine, high-twist filament yarn; Present: Silk. MF filament, usually balanced plain weave: open polyester for apparel, nylon meshlike appearance, crisp hanc 52 Family: Cotton Fine, combed yarn, may be high Present: Best quality is 100% cotton, may twist, balanced plain weave, be blended i.e. polyester very thin fabric

Voile (Cotton Type)

53 Family: Flax, possibly silk Present: Cotton and blends

Fine, high twist, combed yams: best quality 2 ply yarns, Sheer balanced open plain weave

Sleepwear. shirts, dresses, sportswear, sheeting, drapes Heavily Underslip to hold out full stiffened skirts Hangings, inexpensive drapes, upholstery, sacking linoleum backing Mercerized Blouses, shirts, dresses, underwear, nightwear. handkerchiefs Lingerie, party and bridal wear, neckwear, trim curtains Crisp finish by Blouses, dresses, evening acid treatment and bridal wear, collars & or lower cuffs, curtains qualities may be starched, resin or other stiffening agent Best quality - Lingerie, nightwear. gassed to burn blouses, shirts, dresses, off protruding curtains fibers; Lower quality stiffening (sizing) added

Voile (Filament)


Family: Silk Present: Usually MF filament. Polyester or nylon (apparel); Polyester (sheer curtains) 54 Family: Silk Present: Silk, more often MF filament, usually polyester for apparel 55 Family: Flax Present: Many types, slubs in both warp and weft 56 Family: Waste silk, wild silk Present: Staple fiber of silk or any MF fiber

Fine, filament yarn Balanced plain weave

Lingerie, party and bridalwear. collars & cuffs, curtains Lingerie, party and bridal wear, neckwear, curtains Often the ground for burnout patterns Crease-resistant Slacks, skirts, suits, dresses, table linens Nightwear. loungewear. blouses, dresses, slacks, suits, neckwear, drapes, furniture coverings

High twist, plied Balanced plain weave sheer, lightweight

Butcher Linen

Silk Noil

Slubs in both warp and weft; Balanced plain weave usually quite close Mechanically spun from staple, Yarn-dyed drawn out and twisted; Usually plain weave