Muslin, fine-woven from cotton and naturally unbleached, is a truly utilitarian textile with a wealth of historical roots. In very hot climates, muslin can be used as an apparel material because of its light, breathable nature. The cloth is most commonly used as a mock-up fabric for the seamstress or amateur fashion designer. This helps the designer get an idea of how the garment will fit a model without using more expensive materials. It also has uses in theater and studio photography, cooking and medicine. Muslin is also applied to the back of curtains or drapes to help give them form and preserve privacy. Though muslin fabrics are often thought of as being white or unbleached, Beverly’s online fabric store offers a variety of dyed textiles to better suit your current project. Burnt sienna, black, cauliflower blue, navy, wine and tea brown are just a few of the discount fabric choices available!