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Cretonne

coarse, heavyweight cotton fabric, produced from medium-fine yarn in linen weave with a moderately grainy surface. Most commonly printed, and serves as a hanging, protectice upholstering fabric, but is also suitable for low-cost shirts and ladies' dresses. The name was originally used for printed twill fabrics and printed cloths with a flaxen warp and hemp weft, and is taken from that of the French town Cretonne.



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