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Topic: What is Calico in German?  (Read 1115 times)
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« on: June 29, 2012 01:19:28 AM »

I'm one of those au pair types in Germany atm and I'm on the hunt for what Aussies call Calico to do some craft with the kids. (America calls it muslin). My dictionary says calico is "Kattun" but when I search that on ebay, I get bales of cotton fluff, not fabric. Muslin also yields nothing. My host mum isn't a sewer, so has no idea what I'm talking about.

Anybody have any idea what I should search for/ask for if I'm after Calico? I'd love 5+ metres of the stuff too, if that helps. Either that, or any other kid of relatively cheap cotton. I reaaaalllly cant be paying 15+ Euro a metre for nice fabric the kids are only going to hack at with scissors.

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« Reply #1 on: June 29, 2012 02:11:53 AM »

I found this in Wikipedia. Hope it helps.
Looks about the same (but probably spoken with a German Accent.) Maybe you could show the page to your host mum. Good luck!
« Last Edit: June 29, 2012 03:38:34 AM by Jinjeet Phoenix - Reason: Can't spell!!! Comma's saves lives. » THIS ROCKS   Logged
« Reply #2 on: June 29, 2012 03:39:01 AM »

What you are searching for is called "Nessel" and should not cost more than a few euros per meter.

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« Reply #3 on: July 03, 2012 08:50:52 AM »

ah, Nessel. Perfect. Thanks so much!
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