A 17th century merchant wrote about Muslin....."calicuts made so fine you can hardly feel them in your hand, and the thread, when spun, is scarce discernible" (Calicuts were muslins made in Calcutta)
So I say~ What the heck happened????????????
The above picture is the current unbleached muslin that is available at the fabric store. I cant even believe these people call this coarse, nubby, irregular weave MUSLIN! AKKKK
Put together, the modern 'muslin' looks like heavy Jersey cloth up to the original muslin. We are in such a technical FAST era....Quantity over Quality~ I don't like it a bit. If a job is worth doing, why not do it well to begin with? What ever happened to 'learning from history'?