Re: [Authentic_SCA] How is worsted wool for a rain cloak?
- At 6:54 PM -0700 3/27/07, Heather Rose Jones wrote:
If I were making a rain cape, I'd use a very dense coating wool (see
if you can find the kind called "boiled wool" or "boiled coating"),
which ends up looking almost like felt.
I've two coats my lady made for me by taking plain thick wool and
washing it three times in very hot water before cutting and sewing.
The result is very thick, very warm, and darned near waterproof.
My fellows on the night shifts at Estrella have on occasion burst
into laughter at the sight of my head steaming in the rain because
the hood and coat are that warm.
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Grata supervenient, quae non sperabitur hora.
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