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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Kelly Mitchell, extremely competent and reliable, she is currently in her third year at the University of Lincoln UK, studying Fashion. Kelly is responsible for the Fabrics, Fibers and Leathers sections of our Dictionary

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