Definition of Blanket Cloth

Fibre: Wool, worsted, cotton, blends, synthetics.

Weave: Plain or twill.

Characteristics: Soft, raised finish, "nap" obtained by passing the fabric over a series of rollers covered with fine wire or teasels. Heavily napped and fulled on both sides. Nap lose and may pill in laundering. Named in honour of Thomas Blanket (Blanquette), a Flemish weaver who lived in Bristol, England in the XIV century, and was the first to use this material for sleeping to keep warm.

Uses: Bed covering, overcoats, robes.

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