Woolsey fabric is sometimes referred to as Woolsey-Linsey fabric and is a Scottish fabric. It is a coarse, roughly woven fabric and is usually woven in a plain or twill weave, using a linen or cotton warp and coarse wool filling fibres. This fabric originates from the late Middle Ages and the term ‘Woolsey-Linsey’ literally means Woolen Cloth-Linen Cloth and is from Medieval Latin. The properties of this fabric are very similar to both Wincey and Winceyette fabrics and it is used for light blankets and garments.
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