Linsey-woolsey

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Description

A coarse fabric woven with a linen warp and a wool weft. Linsey-woolsey was first made in Lindsey, England. It can have either a tabby or a twill weave. The mixed yarn fabric is used for outerwear blankets and household items.

Synonyms and Related Terms

linsey woolsey; lindsey woolsey; linsey wolsey; lynsy wolsye

Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • Hermann Kuhn, Conservation and Restoration of Works of Art and Antiquities, Butterworths, London, 1986
  • Website address 1 Comment: www.fabrics.net
  • Random House, Webster's Encyclopedic Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language, Grammercy Book, New York, 1997
  • The American Heritage Dictionary or Encarta, via Microsoft Bookshelf 98, Microsoft Corp., 1998

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