A light plain cloth fine reed, pick and yarns, such as 100 X 80, 60's/80's. Both American and Egyptian yarns are used. It is difficult to say where a muslin ends and a cambric begins because of their great similarity. Cambric originally meant a fine linen cloth. Other styles of cotton cambrics are: - 53 in 61 yards, 100 X 100, 52's/62's all Egyptian 40 in 120 yards 92 X 88, 62's/62's all Egyptian 41 in 90 yards, 100 X 88 52's/52's all Egyptian. Records show that cambric made of linen was printed at London in 1595 and chiefly used for the great ruffs then in fashion with both sexes Bands cuffs also shirts were made of it. ————————
Cambric (French)
A very fine farbic without any weaving faults used for neckties and scarves when printed or dyed. Super quality yarns are used and fine reed and pick. ————————
Cambric (Irish)
A true cambric being an all linen fabric plain weave. Used for under clothing many dress purposes and hand kerchiefs. Usually green yams are used and the cloth is afterwards boiled and bleached. For handkerchiefs coloured yarns are frequently used for borders. ————————
Cambric (Kid-finished)
A soft finished fabric used for dress linings in various colours and weights.

Dictionary of the English textile terms. 2014.

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  • cambric — cam bric (k[a^]m br[i^]k), n. [OE. camerike, fr. Cambrai (Flemish Kamerik), a city of France (formerly of Flanders), where it was first made.] 1. A fine, thin, and white fabric made of flax or linen. [1913 Webster] He hath ribbons of all the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cambric — (engl., spr. kehm ), s.v.w. Kammertuch (s.d.) …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • cambric — late 14c., from Kamerijk, Flemish form of Cambrai, city in northern France where the cloth was originally made, from L. Camaracum. The modern form of the English word has elements from both versions of the name …   Etymology dictionary

  • cambric — meaning a fine white linen, is pronounced kam brik, or sometimes kaym brik …   Modern English usage

  • cambric — ► NOUN ▪ a lightweight, closely woven white linen or cotton fabric. ORIGIN named after the town of Cambrai in northern France; compare with CHAMBRAY(Cf. ↑chambray) …   English terms dictionary

  • cambric — [kām′brik] n. [after Kamerÿk, Fl name of Cambrai, city in N France, where orig. made < L Camaracum] 1. a very fine, thin linen 2. a cotton cloth that is like this …   English World dictionary

  • Cambric — Statue in Cambrai of Baptiste Chambray, the improbable inventor of the eponymous fabrics, batiste and chambray …   Wikipedia

  • cambric — /kaym brik/, n. a thin, plain cotton or linen fabric of fine close weave, usually white. [1520 30; earlier cameryk, after Kameryk, D name of CAMBRAI] * * * ▪ textile       lightweight, closely woven, plain cotton cloth first made in Cambrai,… …   Universalium

  • cambric — noun A finely woven fabric made originally from linen but often now from cotton. Scotch cambric, now largely manufactured, is a kind of imitation cambric, made from fine hard twisted cotton. Syn: batiste …   Wiktionary

  • cambric — noun Etymology: Dutch Kamerijk Cambrai, France Date: 1530 1. a fine thin white linen fabric 2. a cotton fabric that resembles cambric …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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