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Cotton Book Muslin (Organdy) WCV 200, 45" wide


100% cotton, 45" wide

White cotton organdy was a type of muslin often referred to as book muslin. This fine stiff cotton was used to make shirt and shift ruffles, women's caps, aprons, and handkerchiefs starting in the 1760s and continuing to the present. Organdy has a crisp look and holds its shape well. In the The Proceedings of the Old Bailey, London of 1761, one woman a "was indicted for stealing two yards and a half of muslin, value 10 s. and one yard of book-muslin, value 10 s." For hand sewing use fine linen thread.

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This product was added to our catalog on Sunday 02 December, 2007.

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