Light Saxon Blue Lightweight 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.

The Saxon color was a blue technique wherein the prepared indigo was digested in oil of vitriol which resulted in turning the process from vat dying to acid dying.  The result was a faster dying time and a color that was vibrant and different from the classic indigo.  We have studied both saxon blue & saxon green wool dye books from the 18th century.  

  • This is fabric is light weight with a twill weave.
  • It is well suited to Ladies' gowns, jackets and petticoats, Men’s waistcoats, summer trousers, linings, mitts and other accessories as well as children’s gowns.
  • 100% Worsted Wool 59 Inches Wide.

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