Moreen

Moreen fabric is a heavy, ribbed fabric. It was originally made from wool, but is now more commonly made from cotton or a blend of cotton and wool. Moreen is typically given a moiré finish, meaning that it has a rippled, ‘watermark’ appearance on the surface. This fabric was very popular between the 17th and 19th Centuries, especially in women’s dresses and petticoats. It is also used in furnishing fabrics. Moreen fabric is sturdy, and can be made in various weights, and can be plain rather than patterned. The lighter weights are used for bathing dresses and the heavier qualities for curtains.

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Kelly Mitchell

Written by Kelly Mitchell

Kelly Mitchell, extremely competent and reliable, she is currently in her third year at the University of Lincoln UK, studying Fashion. Kelly is responsible for the Fabrics, Fibers and Leathers sections of our Dictionary


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