Although the fabric appears to be fairly loosely woven when it first arrives, it tightens and thickens upon washing. That's because it's a greige fabric -- loom-state cloth that has not received dry and wet finishing. The difference is noticeable and can indeed be preferable in situations where a stiffer fabric is desired.
This fabric tends to have more dirt spots than finished fabrics do (and even the occasional grease spot), so don't be surprised if it's less than perfect. It's still eminently useable!
Natural Light Duck - Wide Greige weighs about 7 ounces per square yard, and 17.8 ounces per linear yard.
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