Congress Cloth

November 3, 2009

Congress cloth, much softer thancongress cloth regular canvas, is a nice substitute for finer count linens and can be used for all types of counted work. This 24 count, or mesh, fabric has been popular for more than one hundred years. In a home decorating article published in the January 1882 issue of Arthur’s Home Magazine the author extolled the virtues of congress cloth referring to it as “a creamy web of diaphanous texture.” It was further noted that it “is also inexpensive and takes embroidery beautifully on its thin canvas…”

While our US Congress might, or might not, be described as a creamy web of diaphanous texture,  that should not stop anyone from participating in one of our greatest freedoms. Today is Election Day–go vote!


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