Mixed Blue Lightweight Wool "Camlet" - $17.00 yd.
"Of plain weave, woven in many widths, lengths, qualities and in all colors. Some of goat's hair, some partly of silk, or linen and some entirely of wool; they are made for men's and women's clothing, bed hangings, furniture, and church hangings." - Textiles in America, Montgomery pp. 188
Camlet is one of the many "stuffs" produced by Norwich and later York in the 18th century. We have studied a range of qualities in camlets from Norwich as well as York and this would be along the lines of a fine quality. Original camlet has a hard texture vs modern processed worsteds and this one retains that feel. "Mix't" in the 18th century could be yarns dyed and then woven or in this case various yarn fibers spun together to create a mottled affect.
- The hand and color of this wool is virtually identical to Norwich camlets we have studied.
- It is well suited to Ladies' gowns, jackets and petticoats, Men’s waistcoats, lightweight coats and jackets, summer trousers, linings, mitts and other accessories as well as children’s gowns.
- 100% Worsted Wool 62 Inches Wide.
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