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Frieze

Posted: Mon Oct 29, 2007 10:47 am
by gregory23b
Does anyone make this stuff, or anythign approximating medieval frieze, does any one know what it should look like?

Re: Frieze

Posted: Mon Oct 29, 2007 10:53 am
by Mad Mab
gregory23b wrote:Does anyone make this stuff, or anythign approximating medieval frieze, does any one know what it should look like?


I know HMA ltd (Stuart Peachy) sell Frieze. It seems to be a very thick, hairy wool. Will dig out details when I get home.
mab

Posted: Mon Oct 29, 2007 11:33 am
by gregory23b
Ta. It is for a possible project.

Posted: Mon Oct 29, 2007 1:09 pm
by Tuppence
"a napped wollen cloth, originally Irish. 'A coarse kind of cloth manufactured in Wales' " (the latter part of the quote from 1622)

so basically, coarse woollen cloth, with short pile - like moleskin or velvet.

Posted: Mon Oct 29, 2007 1:25 pm
by gregory23b
Ta 2d, will that be the same as medieval frieze, per Celys? I ask because of the various name changes (for other cloth) through time, buckram and fustian for ex.

Posted: Mon Oct 29, 2007 1:49 pm
by the_weaker_vessel
Would old wool blankets be close enough? They are usually available in charity shops and take dye relatively well. They are usually so old and well used these days that they have matted down nicely.

Posted: Mon Oct 29, 2007 2:26 pm
by m300572
Stewart Peachy had rolls of frieze at the NLHF - several different weights and friezyness!

Frieze

Posted: Mon Oct 29, 2007 4:10 pm
by Dathi
Just cos I'm bored...Everything you wanted to know about frieze but was afraid to ask

http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report ... =Frize#s14

Posted: Mon Oct 29, 2007 5:15 pm
by gregory23b
Thanks very much guys, all that will be put into the supecomputer.