A cotton fabric employed for hangings and furniture coverings, and formerly used for women's under-garments. It is of many patterns, both plain and twilled, and occasionally is printed in colors.
stout cotton with raised pattern on one side, sometimes printed, and in plain or twilled fashion.
stout cotton cloth with woven-in stripes or flowers.
a ridged cotton cloth, usually fine, sometimes classed with silk and satin
a strong cotton fabric with a raised pattern; used for bedcovers and curtains
A thin cotton fabric, white, dyed, or printed, woven with a stripe or check of heavier yarn.
A delicate, sheer fabric, generally woven of combed or carded cotton in a fine stripe or checkered pattern.
A light weight, sheer, plain weave cotton cloth with well defined, raised warp. From the Greek word dismitos (dis = twice; mitos = warp threads).
Dimity is a thin cotton, plain weave fabric that is woven with a stripe or check of heavier yarn. Dimity is woven with a crosswise or lenghtwise spaced rib or crossbar effect. It can be a thin sheer with corded spaced stripes that can have single, double or triple grouping. Dimity commionly has a crisp texture which remains fairly well after washing. Resembles another popular 19th century pabric, lawn, in white. It is commonly regarded as easy to sew and manipulate and launders well. May be bleached, dyed, or printed. The most common print was a small rose-bud design. It is mercerized and has a soft lustre. Commonly used for children's dresses, women's dresses, and blouses, infant's wear, collar and cuff sets, basinettes, bedspreads, curtains, underwear. Often considered as having a very young look.
is sheer, thin, white or printed fabric with lengthwise cords, stripes or checks.
A light weight cotton fabric with fine twills much used for dresses; also a stout cotton fabric used for upholstering
A fabric, usually of cotton, that is checked or striped by corded effects which are made by weaving two or more threads together as one.
A lightweight, sheer, plain weave fabric characterized by lengthwise ribs. Sometimes also with crosswise ribs forming a check. Commonly used for curtains, aprons.
Dimity is a lightweight, sheer cotton fabric having at least two warp threads thrown into relief to form fine cords. It is a cloth commonly employed for bed upholstery and curtains, and usually white, though sometimes a pattern is printed on it in colors. It is stout in texture, and woven in raised patterns.