Egyptian fabric 50% cotton 50% polyester. 93 g/m² (142 g/m).
You can use this fabric for upholstery: tablecloths (light) curtains, drapes, cushions covers. It marries well with thicker fabrics United for stiffness. You can also incorporate it in the manufacture of bags of any kind and in clothing.
Finally, use is unlimited in the art of patchwork.
There are two white strips of hand and other fabric (photo 2). Each of these undyed strips is approx 6 cm. The printed part so 134 cm wide.
Coupons are always cut within the patterns.
The main reason (circles in a square: photo 1) is 46 cm in the length. Middle bands are 13.5 cm in the direction of the height.
Coupons were cut using patterns and as follows:
Coupon of 73 cm includes a band, a main motif, band.
-105 cm coupon: a main motif, band, a main pattern
-132 cm: 2 main pattern, 3 tapes coupon
-Bands 165 cm: 3 main patterns, 2 coupon
-192 cm: 3 main patterns, 4 bands coupon
-Coupon 224 cm: 4 main patterns, 3 tapes
-Bands 251 cm: 4 main patterns, 5 coupon
-284 cm: 5 main pattern, 4 bands coupon
-311 cm: 5 main pattern, 6 bands coupon
-Bands coupon 343 main patterns, 5 cm: 6
-370 cm: 6 main patterns, 7 strips coupon
-Coupon 403 main patterns, 6 strips 7 cm
For a coupon than 416 cm, please contact me.
This fabric fade slightly and needs no ironing.
Coupon has been washed with vinegar to set colors.
Everything started a crush on these fabrics used in Egypt during the celebrations: weddings, festivals, Ramadan, inaugurations.
I buy my fabrics in a neighborhood in old Cairo called "khayameya". Khayameya is an Arabic word meaning "tent". Around these tents embellishment art developed over the millennia using patchwork technique. This technique (called "in applied") sew on a plain fabric pieces of colorful fabrics to achieve a geometric pattern. Patterns printed on the fabric featured here are fully traditional patchwork patterns made by artisans. Today, the term "khayameya". refers to hangings in patchwork, an artisan mastering this craftsmanship, a district of Cairo and fabrics printed in the same spirit: the street "khayameya".
To see these stunning curtains, visit my website couleursdunil.fr in the section "Applique - khayameya".