Yarn Dyed/Homespun Cottons
Yarn dyed and homespun fabrics are a bit different from our woven quilt shop cottons. If you look at a printed woven cotton, you'll notice that the print is perfect on one side and has been printed onto a base fabric. Yarn dyed and homespun fabrics have their design made while the fabric is being woven. They will look almost identical on both sides. You'll notice little slubs and what look like flaws in the fabric with many of these fabrics. This is part of the weaving process and to be expected as part of the character of the fabric. They tend to have a soft hand, a gentle drape and have a relaxed, comfortable look in a finished garment. You'll find yarn dyes and homespun fabrics in checks, stripes, solids and plaids. Do note that while plaids are lovely, getting a perfect match across buttons, zippers, and sides of skirts is very tricky. If these fabrics become popular with our clientele, I'll source more for you!