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Thread: What is a mottled fabric?

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    Junior Member Justok's Avatar
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    I have heard the term "mottled" fabric. I look the word up and it says, irregular pattern of colors.
    Is this fabric considerd mottled?
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    no, but it's very nice.

    mottled usually means something that looks like hand-dyed or graduating shades of a color in an irregular pattern, or non-pattern. it's most usually used as a blender fabric, to bring together other, busier fabrics, although it sometimes stands on it's own.

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    Thank you butterflywing,
    That description is very clear. Guess I'd better get to the fabric store.

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    That is a beautiful piece of fabric. Right on butterfly!

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    Justok, can you tell me the name and mfg of the fabric. It is perfect kaleidescope fabric. I would love to order some.

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    I think this may qualify....
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    mottled fabric has almost not texture to it, the blue one I don't think of as mottled, some may. It looks like a batik.

    to me mottled is one color but has slight shade variations.

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    I think the second example is right on for mottled (at least in my book )...but my goodness, that first fabric is drop dead gorgeous!!!

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    i think the blue is almost mottled, imo. there are some hard edge lines that i wouldn't expect to see on mottled fabric. this is more batik - y looking, as said by brushnthimble.

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    Here's a link to Moda's Marbles line: http://www.craftconn.com/Main.asp?Ta...ryDiscountId=1 Moda has beautiful mottled fabrics in really nice rich colors.

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