Eggplant Woven Stripe Worsted Wool "Stuff" - $15.00 yd.


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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 Ladies' garments. The grades of stuff varied from coarse to fine and could be plain or twill woven.

This weave pattern is combination of plain and twill which produces a raised stripe and is very similar to a worsted textile used by George Friedrick Timmich to display his dye receipts in his sample book (1754-1758) in the collection of Winterthur Museum.  There is no specific name given to the textiles in the book so we can only identify it under the generic term "stuff".

The popularity of purple grew from the mid 18th century into the 19th century and was worn by all social classes.  This deep eggplant color is in keeping with the various shades of purple we have studied.  

  • Our fabric is a lightweight, woven stripe.
  • It is well suited to ladies' gowns, jackets and petticoats, men’s waistcoats, linings, mitts and other accessories as well as children’s gowns.
  • 100% Worsted Wool 60 Inches Wide.

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