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6213 - Dark Indigo "Kerseymere" Medium Weight Wool - $15.00 yd.

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100% Wool  58 inches wide

Kerseymere was the cousin to Cassimere, an extremely light, drapable woolen invented and pattented by  Francis Yerbury, a clothier in 1766.  Both were a lightweight woolen highly desired in the warmer weather and warmer climates and in direct competition to the worsted wools of Norwich.  Made in Yorkshire and unable to use the patented name they called their woolen "kerseymere".  While cassimere was marked by its thinness, smooth silkiness and noticeable twill weave, kerseymere, in constrast,  tended to be somewhat "wooley" not as thin and with a brushed face that at times obscured the weave.  Our kerseymere is well suited to work gowns, petticoats, jackets, men's coats, jackets, waistcoats and breeches, riding habits, accessories, children's clothing and household needs.

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