Cheesecloth is a thin, lightweight cotton fabric. It is constructed using a plain weave and is open to create a gauze fabric. Cheesecloth can be produced in a variety of different weights depending on the end use. It was originally used to wrap and press cheese, as the name suggests. Cheesecloth is a cream colour in its un-dyed state; however it is often bleached or dyed a multitude of colours. It can be made either coarse or soft feeling, depending on the closeness of the weave. Cheesecloth can be used to make blouses, shirts and other garments.
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