A soft, medium or heavy basketweave cloth ( a loose over-and-under, 4 strand weave ) originally made from wool worsted for monks’ habits. Now mostly in linen or cotton and used for curtains, draperies, bedcovers. In cotton  as borders for towels, blankets, pictures and wall hangings.

When woven with a simple line check, it becomes a very elegant fabric; the coarseness of the weave lends itself to applied and stitched decoration, especially in contrasting colours.




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