18th Century Stays

Pale Indigo Light Weight Wool "Stuff" - $15.00 yd.



Worsted “stuff” was a term that referred to a wide variety of worsted textiles produced originally in Norwich and later in York.  These lightweight goods were characterized by their tightly twisted yarn, fineness of weave and smooth finish. This made the wool well suited to Men’s and Ladies' garments.  The grades of stuff varied from coarse to fine and could be plain or twill woven.

  • Our fabric is light to medium weight, twill woven with a soft finish.
  • It is well suited to Ladies' gowns, jackets and petticoats, Men’s waistcoats,  stay covers, lightweight coats and jackets, summer trousers,  linings, mitts and other accessories as well as children’s gowns. 
  • 100% Wool 60 inches wide.