[HNW] cotton fleece

Radei Drchevich radei at moscowmail.com
Sat Jan 21 20:26:41 PST 2006


Thanx  Qyuestion answered.  I was satisfied with the answer several days ago.  thank you for all the input.

I can use the Fleece I have, which happens to be cotton, and not look like a geeky newbie.  All I really wanted to know.

joy
radei
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Hanson, Carol" <CHANSON at partners.org>
> To: "Historic Needlework" <h-needlework at ansteorra.org>
> Subject: RE: [HNW] cotton fleece
> Date: Tue, 17 Jan 2006 08:52:01 -0500
> 
> 
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: h-needlework-bounces+chanson=partners.org at ansteorra.org
> > [mailto:h-needlework-bounces+chanson=partners.org at ansteorra.org]On
> > Behalf Of Satine De La Courcel
> > Sent: Tuesday, January 17, 2006 7:20 AM
> > To: h-needlework at ansteorra.org
> > Subject: [HNW] cotton fleece
> >
> >
> > So what about Cotton Fleece??? not just COtton itself aren't 
> > these two different Products????  to try to get the original post 
> > anserered????  Somethign about a cotton Fleece Cloak???????
> >
> >
> > S.
> 
> Satine,
> 
> As you can see, the use of cotton at all is controversial.
> 
> Conventional knowledge is that cotton was rare except in the Mediterranean
> areas, was of poor quality, and so the fibers were used mainly for stuffing
> rather than fabric.
> 
> I find the idea that cotton was "so common that no one bothered keeping it
> around" hard to buy as an argument without more support of archeaological or
> literary evidence. And just because something -can- grow doesn't mean it was
> grown.
> 
> When used as a fabric, I believe it was woven like linen.  I.e., smooth-faced,
> not fleeced to pull out a soft pile. Another problem is that the general point
> of fleecing a fabric is to make it warmer (the pile holds air and 
> provides more
> insulation).  Why fleece cotton for a cloak when wool is around and cheap too,
> warmer to begin with, and more waterproof?
> 
> Current versions of cotton fleece can look very much like wool fleece.  Your
> cloak won't look wrong but I'd be very leery of claiming it's accurate to the
> time period as is.
> 
> Despite the wonderful breadth and depth of knowledge on this list, not
> everything can get an absolute "yes" or "no" answer.  ^_^
> 
> - Carol Hanson (Caryl de Trecesson)
> 
> 
> 
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