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Muslin Fabric

Muslin Fabric

What is Muslin? 

  • Loosely woven fabric, Muslin is made by applying the technique of plain weave.
  • It is a process where one weft thread goes back and forth over one warp. 
  • Muslin is also used in fashion prototypes, that is, to text the designs prior to stitching the final product. 
  • It is created from delicate sheers to rough sheeting. 
  • Muslin is smooth in texture and can be dyed with patterns or prints.
  • The variety of harsh sheeting is often irregular textures or yarns. 
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History

  • Muslin originated during the pre-historic period in Dhaka, Bangladesh. 
  • At that time it was considered a valuable commodity, often compared with gold, and used to be traded across the globe. 
  • Muslin was first discovered by European traders in Mosul, Iraq.
  • During the rule of British colonialism in India as well as Bangladesh, the muslin weavers were treated very brutally and were forced to weave other fabrics as well.
  • The leader of the Indian Independence movement, Mahatma Gandhi started spinning yarn to make Khadi which is a type of Muslin.
  • It was a way to encourage self-reliance, as well as peacefully, withstand British rule. 
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Types of Muslin Fabric

Gauze

It is an ultra-lightweight fabric that is used for filtering in the kitchen and for dressing a wound.

Mull

Mull is a plain fabric, it is made by combining cotton and silk or sometimes viscose. It is used in the lining of dresses or to give weight. 

Swiss

It is a sheer and lightweight fabric that has raised patterns and dots. 

Sheeting

Sheeting is the harshest as well as the thickest form of muslin that is applied in making clothes and housewares products. 

What Makes it Stand Out

Durability

Muslin cloth can hold up multiple washes along with frequent wear. As cotton is naturally durable, when combined with plain weave it becomes a sturdy fabric.

Absorbency

Muslin is a good absorbent fabric. The more the presence of cotton fiber the better it will absorb the moisture, however, muslin blended with other fibers is also a good absorbent.  

Breathable

Due to the loose and open weaving pattern, muslin fabric has a high breathability rate.

Comfortable

Muslin is a soft, comfortable, and lightweight fabric. 

Application & Usage 

Clothing

Dresses, shirts, etc.

House-furnishing

Sheets, towels, blankets, etc.

Art-work

Theatre backdrop, sets, etc. 

Food

Cheesemaking

How to Judge the Authenticity of Muslin? 

  • The Muslin cloth is soft and smooth in touch rather than harsh and rough. The softness of the fabric indicates the usage of good-quality threads.
  • When posed to light, the fabric must not pass too much light. 
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Care Instructions 

  • Muslin cloth can easily be washed in a machine.
  • Wash the fabric with cold water and mild detergent.
  • Iron can be done in regular mode. 

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