Crafts 03.27.14

How to Use The Different Types of Burlap

There are a few different kinds of burlap and the type you decide to use for decorating or for your crafting project might depend on how you plan to use it. There are basically 2 different types of burlap that vary in coarseness and texture. Canvas – Canvas burlap has a slightly looser weave, is softer and works great for home decor. The looser weave is much better for things like curtains, table runners, lampshades, where you want some light to pass through and something that might be touched, sat on, etc. Read more here:


1931 on Jul 21, 2013
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  • Sherrie Nixa, MO
    Your a wealth of information! I thought I had read they are now making a washable burlap I haven't found it yet in the store.
  • Carrie @ {P.F.I.} Folsom, CA
    Thanks! I didn't see it in my fabric store either, but maybe it was in another section :/
  • Carrie @ {P.F.I.} Folsom, CA
    Here's a good tutorial on washing burlap, have you seen this?