19th Century Amish Fan Quilt
Western Ontario Amish Fan Quilt. 70" x 74". Fine worsted wools mixed with some cotton fabric. Cotton backing. Circa 1890.
- Combed yarns for menswear suitings are made of wool by rotating metal combs that align the long wool fibers while discarding the short staple fibers.The results is a long-lasting, fine and smooth yarn with a somewhat glossy finish.
- In contrast to Carded yarn fabrics which are coarser fabrics retaining the short wool fibers and therefore the finished material will be a much coarser wool.