What is Cambric?
- Cambric is plain weave lightweight fabric with stiffness.
- It is finely-woven fabric made originally from linen but now from cotton too.
- In this fabric warp and weft yarns ranging from 60 to 80 in size(count).
- Cambric was first manufactured in Cambrai, France, and originally a fine linen fabric.
- By 1595 printed cambric was used in London for bands, cuffs, and ruffs.
- Than modern cambric was produced by Egyptian or American cotton on which calendering is done to give gloss on one side.
What makes it stand out?
Cambric is weaved in different from other fabrics because it involves twisted, short linen and cotton fibers.
Smooth surface in feel
Application and uses
- Mostly used for women dresses and children dresses which needs crispness.
- Also used for handkerchief, underwear, and nightgowns.
How to judge the authenticity?
- To check the fabric observe the heavier filling yarns and more number of warp.
- It is similar to the broadcloth.
- It is closely woven and lightweight fabric.
- Set the washing machine at sixty degrees when washing Cambric fabric.
- Medium temperature iron while ironing the fabric to remove creases.