A tough medium to heavyweight coarsely woven plain weave fabric, usually made of a cotton or cotton/poly blend. Lower grades of the unfinished fabric are used for such industrial purposes as bags, sacks, pipe coverings. Higher grades of finished osnaburg can be found in mattress ticking, slipcovers, work wear, and apparel.
Originally, a fabric of plain weave from coarse flax yarns in the province of Hanover, it is now made in cotton, with a coarse weft that may be coiidenser-spun. Stripes and checks may be introduced and it may be used in the unbleached state. Typical example: 22x14; 37x74tex; K= 1 3.3+12.0; 2 ends in a heald and 2 healds to a dent.
Osnaburg was a coarse type of plain textile fabric, named for the city of OsnabrÃ¼ck (from which it may have been first imported into English-speaking countries). Originally made from flax yarns, it has been made from either flax, tow or jute yarns, sometimes flax or tow warp with mixed or jute weft, and often entirely of jute. The finer and better qualities form a kind of common sheeting, and the various kinds may contain from 20 to 36 threads per inch and 10 to 15 picks per inch.