(Closed) Name that fabric

posted 9 years ago in DIY
Post # 5
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Honey bee

It appears to be burlap. However it doesn’t usually have that clean/uniform of a look and is very scratchy. Perhaps print the picture and take it with you to a local fabric store to see what your options are. You may be able to get that same look with muslin or something similar. 

Post # 6
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

You can find less scratchy burlap… it’s higher quality and a little more expensive. There are a couple of places that sell different weights, so you might want to look into a heavier weight. I just realized that my curtains were made of a similar looking fabric and they’re not scratchy. They’re a super high quality, heavy linen that you can get at upholstry shops. And those usually come 60″ wide!

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Actually, I don’t think it’s a burlap.  My Mother-In-Law and grandma sometimes makes stuff that looks like that and it’s usually a piece of cotton, then they crochet the edge design with thread.

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Sorry, having a slow moment, lol!  I didn’t even notice there was one, I just thought it was the background color!  You’re right, it’s for sure burlap!

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

It does resemble burlap, but I think you could get the same look without all the scratchy roughness by using a looser-weave linen or something. Check it out: 

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I agree with nexus.

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