I like to make historical costumes. I need to buy some fabric as a base for an 1890’s skirt I am making. It was suggested that I use poplin. I’ve never seen poplin, so I was given a piece to feel. However, by the time I went shopping, I couldn’t remember quite what it felt like. The big fabric stores don’t seem to have a super-knowledgable staff and the downtown markets mostly carry polyester.
Does anyone know of a book that I can buy that has samples of various types of fabric? That way I could take the book with me when I go shopping.