Muslin fabric is the generic name for any open weave fabric made from cotton. It is generally constructed using a plain or leno weave. It is available in a wide variety of weights and qualities. Muslin fabric is often a soft, delicate, lightweight fabric. This fabric has been used since the 17th Century. Although Muslin is typically bleached so that it is white, it can be dyed, printed, embroidered or woven with a pattern. It can be used for summer garments such as blouses, shirts and dresses. Muslin is named after the city of Mosul in Northern Iraq. Types of Muslin include Madras, Mull and Organdie.

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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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