1. Any fibre, but usually cotton, linen, wool and silk in its natural, unprocessed state, before bleaching, dyeing, etc. Once the fibres are woven into fabric it’s usually known as unbleached or loomstate rather than raw.
Unbleached cotton muslins and linens are inexpensive and in their natural colours, are sympathetic furnishing materials for:
a) sheer curtains as they seem to disappear at the window; this makes them excellent choice where bleached materials look too clean, or obvious.
2. The raw materials of a project refer to its components, those things which need tobe brought together in order to create something new–something destined to become more than the sum of its parts.