Lightweight wool for wimples?

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Lightweight wool for wimples?

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Considering making a (10th-early 11th century) wimple out of wool instead of linen, wondered if there was such a thing as very fine lightweight drapey wool and if so, where to get it from at a reasonable price? Most, if not all, of the wool I've seen at the markets is reasonably heavyweight for our period.

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I think you probably want the type of wool known as nuns veiling, places like Whaleys usually have it

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http://www.wolfintextiles.co.uk/index.p ... &Itemid=11

this is where I bought mine, charming man and a lovely fabric.

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what they said.

you can find it in normal fabric shops occasionally 0 mine from carlisle market - but whaleys or wolfins should do.
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Thanks all. Have contacted wolfin who are sending samples. :D

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Sample arrived today and...wow! I'd never believe ti was wool, it's so fine. Would it however be too fine for 10th/11th C? Deb? I'm at least presuming that if it is okay, it would be very rich?

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yep, it's ok.

obviously not the bottom couple of rungs of society, but probably not as high status as you'd think. they were spinning and weaving constantly, remember, and practise makes perfect.
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Random Mumblings wrote:Sample arrived today and...wow! I'd never believe ti was wool, it's so fine. Would it however be too fine for 10th/11th C? Deb? I'm at least presuming that if it is okay, it would be very rich?
I know! I have to be very careful about remember it's wool when I go to wash it. Luckily its lovely creamy colour is not the same as the rest of my too bright white linen headgear.

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Still on this topic does anyone know where you can get lightweight wool in black?

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