Black Worsted Wool Lasting - $18.00 yd.


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Black Worsted Wool Lasting

"Lasting" or Everlasting was one of the many names given to worsted wool textiles known under the general name of "stuff". Lasting, such as this Black Worsted Wool Lasting, was a popular textile for men's clothing and ladies shoes in the 18th century, and was oftentimes dyed black. Plain lasting was woven with a double warp yarn in a 2/1 weave, producing a pronounced twill. Lasting could also be called out as "flowered" or "figured" and also had specific names for certain patterns quality, such as Prunella and Amens. In plain lasting, there are a number of Norwich books displaying various qualities, mostly dyed black. There is one book in the Winterthur collection showing fine lastings of black, yellow, blue and light green.

  • This Black Worsted Wool Lasting is medium weight, and twill-woven.
  • Suitable for men’s waistcoats, coats and jackets, trousers, breeches, linings, ladies' jackets, redingotes, riding habits and accessories.
  • 100% Worsted Wool, 59 inches wide.

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