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Italian Book Muslin (Cotton Organdy) WCN 111


100% cotton, 45" wide

White Italian cotton organdy was a type of muslin often referred to as book muslin. Italian organdy is a medium grade and one step up from that listed as just organdy. 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 1784, one woman "was indicted for feloniously stealing . . .  one book muslin half handkerchief, value 6 d." For hand sewing you will want the very finest linen thread.

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This product was added to our catalog on Monday 24 June, 2013.

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