(Closed) What is a “rustic” fabric, other than burlap?

posted 8 years ago in Decor
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee

Linen or even a really nice soft cotton would work well in a rustic setting.

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Ditto on cotton!

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Loose-weave linen, muslin, gingham, calico, canvas…

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Tweed fabric or linen are both rustic to me….maybe even a nice seersucker pattern.

Post # 6
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Bumble Beekeeper

gingham? denim?

just kidding. 🙂

I think what you want is a coarse linen. It’s going to have a thicker, less refined weave than the kind of linen you would see clothes made of, and would substitute well for burlap.

Post # 7
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Bumble Beekeeper

Oops, double post – sorry!

Post # 8
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Bumble Beekeeper

I agree on coarse linen. It will give some of the feel of burlap, but be softer.

Post # 11
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I wanted burlap too but was talked out of it due to itchyness and an odor (especially if its very damp). So, we went with cotton in a tan/natural looking color and have a table runner made out of white linen. The table runners were NOT cheap as I were told they were custom made. I fell in love with them, so I caved.

Post # 12
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Oh and we rented the table cloths from a rental supply company. its the same place where we are renting our silverware. There are standard linen companies all over.

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I used osnaburg. It is a cotton fabric with a more nubby texture/uneven weave in a natural, unbleached color.

Post # 14
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Helper bee

I think muslin would be good – and I can’t imagine it would be that expensive.

Post # 15
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2011

When you go to the fabric store, check out the upholstery section. You will find a lot of good choices there.

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