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What is "Homespun" - Definition & Explanation

A plain weave fabric loosely woven with coarse uneven yarns that look as if they were spun by hand.
Cotton or wool in plain weave with coarse, rugged yarn. Originally an undyed woolen cloth spun into yarn and woven in the home, by peasants and country folk the world over. Has substantial appearance and serviceable qualities. Homespun is made with irregular, slightly twisted uneven yarns. Has a spongy feel with a hand-loomed tweedy appearance. Genuine homespun is produced in a very limited quantity and powerloom cloth is often sold as genuine homespun. Many qualities of homespun cloth are made but the best is an ideal rough-and-ready type of cloth.
A coarse and loosely woven woolen material made tosimulate homemadecloth-in effect, a coarse, rough plain weave fabric. Yarnisusually heavyandcontainscoarse wool fiber unevenly spun.Sometimes called(erroneously)tweed.
Originally, these fabrics were woven by hand, and had a loose weave and rough hand. Now, this term is also used for other fabrics that imitate the homespun look.
A very coarse, rough linen, wool, or cotton or manendash made fiber or blend in varied colors, generally in a plain weave.

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