Honestly it depends on the thickness of the fabric. I've seen that weave on thin flimsy fabric and on thick upholstery fabric. What kind is it?
Which do folks like better between these two?
So it looks similar to a quilting cotton, maybe a little heavier but not into upholstery territory. You'd be able to make a shawl out of it, although I'm not sure I'd call it thin or flimsy. More... stable without being stiff. Does that make sense?
Do you happen to have a picture or two you could share with us? I'd love to see that!One Shawl design I came up with was using the lining fabric to create a several inch wide border along the bottom edge of the Shawl. This often gave me a firmer hem that was better for my hand-tied fringe technique.
I have hobby lobby and Walmart. The hobby lobby has nothing useful.I completely understand your situation Elucia! The only place in my area that sells fabric is Walmart. While their offerings are good for some things, Shawls are definitely not one of those things.
I highly recommend you explore online sources for Shawl fabrics. The selection is almost endless and most of the time the prices are pretty decent. If you want to see and feel the real thing before buying, many sources allow you to purchase fabric samples are a relatively low cost.