Dark Drab Olive Green Worsted Wool "Stuff" - $17.00 yd.


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Worsted “stuff” 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. Plain woven worsteds were known by such names as camlet, callimancoe and camlettines. Twilled worsteds were known by such names as shalloon, durants, and lastings.

The term "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 that perhaps the word "drab" may have derived from this.

  • This fabric 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.
  • 100% Worsted Wool, 62 Inches Wide.

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