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6035 - Cotton "Nainsook" Muslin - $10.00 yd.

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100% Cotton 56 inches wide

Originating in India and the Middle East and introduced to Europe as early as the 17th century, muslin was described as "delicately woven cotton fabric" With the advent of the Spinning Jenny, it’s popularity soared during the last quarter of the 18th century and into the 19th century. It was considered highly desirable for its lightness, and ease of cleaning.  Nainsook was an imitation of the prized muslin and often was woven with cording or figures.  It’s white color is highly desirable and was especially popular in the teens of the 19th century.  It is well suited for gowns, embroidery, over gowns, mantelets, tuckers, sleeve ruffles, neckerchiefs, caps, dress aprons and clothing for infants.

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