Mixed Light Indigo Worsted Wool Stuff - $16.00 yd.


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Mixed Light Indigo Worsted Wool Stuff

Worsted “stuff”, such as this Mixed Light Indigo Worsted Wool Stuff, referred to a variety of worsted textiles, originally produced in Norwich, then in York. These lightweight goods were characterized by their tightly twisted yarn, fineness of weave, and smooth finish. The grades of stuff varied from coarse to fine, and could be plain or twill-woven. Plain-woven worsteds were known as camlet, callimancoe and camlettines. Twilled worsteds were known as shalloon, durants, and lastings.

In the 18th century, "Mixt" for wool or worsted cloth suggested colors that were mixed together, such as one or more colored warp and others weft. In broadcloths, it  ranged from the variations in the natural wool, to yarns spun together, to floor sweepings that were recycled into yarn and woven. You find mixed color in worsteds such as camlets and cantaloons and in woolens in cassimeres, kerseys and broadcloths.

Indigo, a common color found in wool and linen, created shades that ranged from pale to dark.

  • This Mixed Light Indigo Worsted Wool Stuff is lightweight, with a complex weave.
  • Suitable for women's gowns, jackets, petticoats, men’s waistcoats, lightweight coats and jackets, lightweight trousers, linings, aprons, mitts and accessories, and children’s gowns.
  • Mixed Light Indigo Worsted Wool Stuff is 100% Worsted Wool, 59 inches wide.

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