Cotton offers some advantages in that it's inexpensive, absorbent, breathable and soft. It also has some disadvantages such as it is not wrinkle resistant, and it takes a long time to dry. The color fades in sunlight, and it is likely to stretch or shrink.Continue Reading
Cotton doesn't stain easily. It is static-cling resistant, and it can withstand high temperatures. It comes in different weights, so it may be used for a wide variety of projects.
Cotton fabric may be washed in water at any temperature. The fabric may be tumble-dried, but it should be promptly folded or hung after drying to avoid wrinkling. It may be ironed at high temperatures.Learn more about Sewing
No one knows exactly where cotton was first cultivated; however, some of the earliest evidence of cotton use has been found at the Mehrgarh archaeological site in Balochistan, Pakistan, from approximately 7,000 years ago. Early cultivation of cotton from approximately 5000 to 3000 B.C. has also been discovered in Tehuacán, Mexico.Full Answer >
A large rectangle of natural fabric, such as linen,wool, or cotton, worn as a tunic and belted with twine makes for an easy Medieval costume. Wear leggings and an undershirt underneath for modesty, and leather sandals for added authenticity. Women wear hair loose or braided while a straw hat is the perfect touch for men.Full Answer >
Egyptian cotton is made from Gossypium barbadense plants of the Nile River. These plants produce longer and thinner threads that allow for higher thread counts. Egyptian cotton thread counts are close to a thousand threads per inch, which classifies Egyptian cotton as a luxury cotton. Pima cotton is also made from Gossypium barbadense, but the plants of Pima cotton are grown in the southwestern United States and are shorter than Egyptian cotton plants.Full Answer >
Hancock Fabrics offers apparel, cotton, quilting, home decor and utility fabrics, as well as fleece, as of June 2015. Apparel fabrics include fashion textiles such as polyester, linen, knits, suiting, wool, corduroy and suede. Other fashion fabrics include gauze, fur, denim, embroidered cotton, leather and camouflage.Full Answer >