Dark Gray "Barracan" Worsted Wool - $15.00 yd. - pieces
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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 women's garments. The grades of stuff varied from coarse to fine and could be plain or twill woven. "Barracan" was a worsted cloth described as a kind of camlet only coarser. It was distinguished from common camlets by the fact that it was ribbed in the warp yarn rather than in the weft yarn. Some later period barracans woven in Norwich used one color in the warp and another in the weft yarn. Barracan’s were also occasionally printed.
- This fabric is medium weight with a firm hand.
- It is suitable for Men's coats, jackets, breeches, waistcoats & trousers, Lady's petticoats, jackets, sturdy work gowns, riding habits and suiting for both men & women of later time periods as well as children's clothing.
- 100% Worsted Wool 62 inches wide.
- You can find this sample in the Wool: Worsted & Woolen Specialty Fabrics Swatch Pack.