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The weaving and creation of fabric has been at the heart of human culture since as long ago as 35,000 years ago. Using this covering to create warmth, comfort, and today, even style, is one of the cornerstones of human arts and crafts. For those of you who love to make your own clothing, quilts, or accessories, there is a wide array of fabric types available on the market in this day and age. With modern manufacturing techniques, fabrics of any type and weave are readily available. An exotic batik fabric could form the core of a one-of-a-kind dress, while jelly roll fabric can provide you with the precut solution you need for quilting work. Fabric can come in monotone weaves or multicolored creations that leverage ornate patterns, so you can keep it as simple or make it as complex as you like. Vintage fabric is even still sold today, which allows you to work with unique materials that are not in large supply and can create an entirely distinct look. Fabrics can also be as high maintenance or "everyday" as you prefer. An intricate lace might be used as a trim on a formal dress, while a rayon blend or cotton blend fabric could provide the framework for a very pragmatic day dress. There are also heavier weaves to consider that work well in winter clothing, such as woolen plaids. The world of fabric is complex and full of choices that you can leverage in creative and fun projects whenever you like.