Swanskin

Swanskin fabric was originally a fabric that was literally the skin of the swan with the feathers still attached, however more recently because of the preservation of the swan it has now come to describe a type of brushed cotton flannel fabric. It is usually constructed using a twill weave and has a soft nap. It is also come to mean a coarse, woollen cloth that is napped so that it resembles flannel and blanket woollens. This was termed ‘Swanskin’ because of its thickness and whiteness.

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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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