Merlot – a mottled purple red cotton scrim with deep tones,+/-85cm wide felters muslin / gauze.
Hand dyed cotton gauze / muslin with a very loose uneven weave in pre-cut lengths.
Ideal for nuno felting projects, fabric sculpture and textile manipulation techniques. Tear, cut scrumple and stretch this extremely lightweight and very open weave cotton fabric. Easily manipulated in a multitude of ways, bunched, pulled apart, layered or flat. Wonderful for nuno-felting with our 19 micron wool rovings. Use this fabric to create texture in machine and hand stitching, trapping and weaving. Stiffen with fabric stiffener to create structural projects. Layering and collaging different coloured gauze produces amazing depth and variation in colours.
This purple red cotton scrim weighs around 15gm/m – a Grade 10 Cheesecloth with a thread count of 20 x 12 threads per square inch. Despite thorough rinsing after hand dyeing, we cannot guarantee colourfastness of these fabrics and should be washed in cold water. Slight colour bleed occasionally occurs on dark colours, so if critical to your project, pre-washing of the fabric recommended.
Made from 100% cotton, up to 10% shrinkage occurs after dyeing. Pre-cut lengths of 2.5 metres are suitable for nuno felting scarves, wraps and garments. While suitable for lightweight projects, this felting muslin also provides strength to other felting projects when used as a base fabric.