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Fine wool gauze fabric, 100% wool

Product code 105 07-0001

An absolute rarity! This fine wool gauze to wool muslin fabric is featherlight, sheer, and heavenly soft to the touch. Perfect for warm-but-lightweight scarves, original tropical weight wool fabric blouses and dresses. History buffs will crave it for wimples and other medieval head coverings.

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Basic parameters
Width: 111 cm
Color: ivory
Content: 100% wool
Weight (gsm): 69 gsm
Weight (mm): 16 mm
Drape: slightly stiff
Availability: seasonal collection
Shrinkage: 3 %
Care:
Minimum order: 0.2 m
Bulk discount
1 - 9 m
25.50 $ / m
10 - 19 m
-5%
24.23 $ / m
20 - 49 m
-10%
22.95 $ / m
50 - 99 m
-15%
21.68 $ / m
100 and more
-20%
20.40 $ / m

in stock 4.8 m

25.50 $/m

25.50 $/m without VAT

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Product description

Product description

An absolute rarity! This fine wool gauze to wool muslin fabric is featherlight, sheer, and heavenly soft to the touch. Perfect for warm-but-lightweight scarves, original tropical weight wool fabric blouses and dresses. History buffs will crave it for wimples and other medieval head coverings.

Wool muslin fabric

This fabric is so fine and thin that it is hard to believe it’s 100% wool, a material generally associated with heavy winter fabrics. This muslin or gauze fabric is made of extraordinarily thin worsted wool staple fibers, which gives it some rather unique superpowers.

  • It is light as a feather – think of a thin veil.
  • The long fibers of premium staple wool make it soft to the touch with no itch.
  • The fabric is sheer but surprisingly strong.
  • It has wonderful breathability and warmth.

Uses for fine wool fabric

This pure wool muslin simply screams to be made into a wrap or a scarf, and sewing a large pashmina-style scarf to throw over your shoulders or wrap around your neck to keep off the chill is nice, quick project.

Wool muslin like this one was once in common use for dressmaking. That’s because lightweight dress materials were a little harder to come by – silk was expensive and synthetics weren’t around yet – so lightweight wool had its place alongside linen and cotton. In fact, it can still be used today for a whole range of items:

  • Layered dresses
  • Light blouses and tunics
  • Shrugs and cardigan-style jackets for cool summer evenings
  • And, of course, shawls, wraps, scarves and kerchiefs

Medieval headdress

Wool muslin has been worn throughout history and can be incorporated into authentic historical costuming, especially in the form of various types of medieval veils and historical head coverings such as:

  • Medieval wimples and cauls
  • Dramatic, draped hennins
  • Decorative escoffions

Choosing a lining for sheer wool fabric

For this wool fabric we would reach for a silk lining, or possibly acetate, rayon or cupro, to preserve breathability without adding too much weight (in this respect, silk is the clear winner).

Silk makes an ideal lining in terms of caring for the finished garment too. When washing, silk and wool both require the same type of detergent, formulated for fine woolens.

Working with sheer wool fabric

This is a loose weave, so it is a good idea to pre-shrink before sewing, either by washing or steaming.

  • Shrink by washing: For this method, place the fabric in clear, lukewarm water, without any detergent, to soak for about half an hour. Gently press out the water (do not wring) and lay flat to dry.
  • Shrink by steaming: Press the entire fabric with a steam iron on the wool setting. To preserve the texture, press very lightly, focusing more on heating and steaming it through.

When washing and handling be sure to avoid doing mechanical damage to the fabric. Loose weaves are especially vulnerable in this regard, regardless of what they are made of.

Hand wash or use your washing machine’s delicate cycle, do not wring dry, and handle with care when sewing.

Dying wool fabric

This fine wool fabric is made of pure wool, which is a protein-based fiber just like natural silk is. It is important to keep that fact in mind when selecting preparations for washing, but also for dying.

Wool can be dyed using natural colors or synthetic colors specially formulated for wool.

Dyes meant for cottons and synthetics should not be used on wool because their chemical makeup could damage the wool fibers.

Care

We recommend dry cleaning wool muslin and wool gauze at a reliable dry cleaner. If construction of the final garment allows, it may be washed by hand or by machine on the woolens program; use a special detergent for woolens; wash at a low temperature (30°C) with the spin cycle switched off. Can be pressed using the wool setting or given a light steaming.

FAQ

Should fabric be washed before sewing?

If we recommend pre-shrinking the fabric before sewing we usually say so in the product description. Let the recommended care notes in the fabric description be your guide – they will tell you if the fabric can be washed or steam ironed. Woolen fabrics are usually pre-shrunk by steaming from the back. Some fabrics should be dry cleaned only. For larger projects or more expensive fabrics, we recommend testing anything (washing, ironing, etc.) on a sample. Wool is a natural material and is never absolutely predictable.

Can I put goods on hold?

Yes. If you plan to pick up the goods in person at our store in Prague, you can put them on hold through the e-shop – there's a link just below the price on the product page. We will hold items for you for one week.

Do you accept orders by phone or email?

No. We only accept retail orders through the e-shop. This eliminates situations where someone else orders the last of an item while your order is still sitting in our inbox or lies jotted on a bit of paper by the phone. By purchasing online, you are putting an immediate hold on the product. Of course, you can always call or write to us if you need help making your selection.

Do you ship abroad?

Yes. We ship worldwide. The price of shipping is automatically calculated at checkout before payment after you select the country of delivery and the preferred carrier. If you do not find your country in the dropdown list, please contact us. You will find a rough overview of shipping costs in our shipping and payment terms.

When will my order be delivered?

The estimated delivery date with your selected carrier can be seen before payment is made at checkout. It is calculated as the time for processing and packing your order plus the time it takes the selected carrier to deliver to a specific destination – this can be from 2 days for delivery within the Czech Republic to a week for delivery outside the EU. Expect longer delivery times during big sales and holidays.

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