29548[Authentic_SCA] Re: Wool-buying advice
- Feb 28, 2003At 8:35 PM +0000 2/28/03, Kass McGann
>The wool most like medieval wool is called "flannel" by modernI'll second this -- about 80% of the wool I buy for medieval clothing
>fabric stores. It's a woolen (not worsted) twill weave that washed
>up beautifully and fulls so that you can cut it without worrying
>about ravelling. This wool is appropriate for hosen, gowns, etc.
>There's almost nothing this type of wool isn't appropriate for.
>Much of the textiles described in the MOL book "Dress and
>Accessories" conform to this type.
is flannel. (I'm very fortunate in that Stonemountain & Daughter
carries a wide selection of colors and at the end of the wool season
you can sometimes get it as low as $10 a yard.) For some of the
heavier "architechtural draping" looks in the 15th c., some of the
lighter "coat-weight wool" works nicely (and comes pre-fulled).
Heather Rose Jones
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