Kathryn Kaiser - Artist & Studio Director

Our selection of 3D Cotton Face Covering fabric galleries broken down into smaller groupings …

 

1. Kid’s (and Smaller Sizes) Only

Because we are experiencing difficulty keeping kid’s fabrics in stock (and current shortages of fabric in general) we are offering the following fabrics in children’s sizes only for now. If you see a pattern in this fabric gallery, it is limited to child and/or small sizes.


2. Other Spring & Summer Prints

The following fabric gallery includes prints are available in both children’s and adult sizes. As with all our fabric, these selections are high quality 100% cotton, which have been preshrunk by us.


3. Black Line Prints

This fabric gallery is composed of some of the fabrics for our 3D Face Covering Colouring Kit. In case you have your own fabric paint or markers, we are now offering these fabrics outside the kit option. Of course, these selections look great without colour as well.


4. Solid Fabrics

Most of our solid fabrics, including those we use as liners for all of our 3D Face Coverings, are Robert Kaufman Kona Solids. This fabric is the only quilting solid to come with the assurance of Oeko-tex certification, which certifies that no harmful chemicals were used in the production, processing or finishing of these goods.


5. Tonal & Grunge Fabrics

Tonal fabrics (and grunge, canvas print, etc) refers to a printed fabric made by combining different shades and tones of the same colour. Tonal fabrics often appear to be a solid colour when seen from a distance, but the printed motifs become visible up closer.


6. Batik Fabrics

Batik fabrics are hand-dyed. The cloth is washed, soaked and beaten with a large mallet. Patterns are drawn with pencil and later redrawn using hot wax, usually made from a mixture of paraffin or beeswax and sometimes mixed with plant resins, which function as a dye-resist. When the cloth is dyed, areas treated with resist keep their original colour. This process is repeated as many times as the number of colours desired. The fabric is then cured in the sun. After the cloth is dry, the resist is removed by boiling or scraping the cloth. The resulting fabric is fine, light weight and yet tightly woven. This makes Batik great for summer wear and warm climates. 


If you wish to read about the filtration process (and construction and materials, etc) please see these links:
Why Cotton?

On the properties of silk here:
Properties of Silk

 

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