Drab Worsted Wool "Stuff" - $15.00 yd.


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Worsted “stuff”, such as this Drab Worsted Wool "Stuff", referred to a wide variety of worsted textiles, originally produced in Norwich, then later in York. These lightweight goods were characterized by their tightly twisted yarn, fineness of weave, and smooth finish, which made them 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. Plain woven worsteds were woven in various grades, and known by such names as camlet, callimancoe and camlettines. 

The name "Drab" was first used in England in 1688, and referred to the color of natural wool.  Later, it became known as a dyed color, or a descriptive term for a dull color.  The French used the word "drap" to refer cloth, a generic name for English  wool fabric.  It is thought perhaps that the word "drab", used for our Drab Worsted Wool "Stuff", may have derived from this.

  • This Drab Worsted Wool "Stuff" is lightweight and has a plain weave.
  • It has a soft drape and a good hand.
  • Suitable for ladies' gowns, jackets, petticoats, men’s waistcoats, lightweight coats and jackets, summer trousers, linings, aprons, mitts and other accessories, as well as children’s gowns.
  • This Drab Worsted Wool "Stuff" is 100% Worsted Wool, 63 Inches Wide.

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