29530Re: Wool-buying advice
- Feb 28, 2003--- In Authentic_SCA@yahoogroups.com, Marian Llynn Hilliard
> Thank you! I'm glad now that I went ahead and asked, insteadof taking
> the plunge and buying that wool jersey I was eyeing. Whatabout wool
> crepe? Or challis?I would avoid wool crepe, Margaret. It was available as early as
the 15th century, but it wasn't a popular fabric. It also shrinks like
the dickens when you wash it (and you *should* wash all your
wool in hot water and dry it in the dryer before you make anything
out of it).
I don't know about challis. I don't know what kind of weave that
is. But not knowing probably means it wasn't used in any period
Wool flannel. Trust me. You'll not be sorry.
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