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What is "Iceland Wool" - Definition & Explanation

The wool from Iceland sheep, that have an outer covering of long coarse hair and a fine woolly undergrowth. This undergrowth is used for sweaters and shawls.

Some other terms

Some more terms:

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The chemise, called a "smock" or "shift" in the 16th century, was a simple garment worn next to the skin to protect clothing from sweat and body oils. Chemise is the French term. Italians called it a...
A plain, closely woven, inexpensive cloth, usually cotton or a cotton/manufactured fiber blend, characteristically having figured patterns on a white or contrasting background. Calico is typically...
Generally applied to a type of fabric finish in which a low nap is brushed in one direction to create a soft suede-like hand on the fabric surface. End-uses include billiard table surfaces and men's'...
silk or rayon. Figured weave or "burnt-out" finish. Faconne in French, means fancy weave. Has small designs all over the fabric. Fairly light in weight, and could be slightly creped. Background is...

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