Embossed Fabrics

After ten years of research and experimentation, we are pleased to offer embossed Harateens and watered Moreens. Both fabrics begin as plain Moreen, a rep weave fabric with a fine worsted warp and heavy woolen weft. Using methods similar to those employed in the 18th century, we emboss our fabrics in a custom made press using heat and pressure. The designs for our embossed fabric can be custom designed from historic examples, or chosen from our collection of ready made plates.

Yellow Pomegranate.
Yellow Pomegranate.

Yellow worsted Harateen embossed with stylized flowers and pomegranates.

Embossing Press
Embossing Press

Blue worsted Harateen, the embossing press, and a Vermicelli plate.

Harateens
Harateens

A stack of embossed worsted Harateens.

Blue Harateen
Blue Harateen

Indigo dyed Harateen in a Vermicelli design.

Boston Butterflies
Boston Butterflies

An early test of the pomegranate embossed design.

Red Vermicelli
Red Vermicelli

Red worsted Harateen embossed with a Vermicelli design.

Blue Watered Moreen
Blue Watered Moreen

Indigo dyed Watered Moreen in wool and mohair.