Saxon Blue Worsted Wool "Stuff" - $16.00 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. 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. Indigo, a common color found in wool as well as linen, could be pale to dark in shade.

The color featured in this Saxon Blue Worsted Wool "Stuff" was created with a technique, wherein the prepared indigo was digested in oil of vitriol, which resulted in turning the process from vat dyeing to acid dyeing. The result was a faster dyeing time, and a vibrant color. This Saxon Blue closely resembles extant examples.  

  • 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, 62 inches wide.

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