Eaton Hill Textile Works
17th, 18th, & 19th c.
Woolens & Linsey Woolsey
Short fibered wool that is carded before spinning produces soft, lofty woolen yarn. Woven into blankets, throws, and tweed, woolen yarns yeild a fabric that's thick and warm, perfect for bedding and winter clothes. Woolens are finished by fulling or waulking the woven fabric to tighten up the cloth and raise a slight nap on the surface. Using a warp of linen, Linsey Woolsey is a mixed cloth that combines the properties of strong linen with spongey wool. Like its cotton and wool cousin Union Cloth, Linsey Woolsey makes light weight bed coverings and clothing fabrics.
Indigo and white wool plaid.
Indigo and white wool windowpane check.
A detail of the stripe on a wool throw inspired by traditional Scottish wedding blankets.
A multicolor wool birds eye coverlet.
A brown plaid wool throw in process.