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The Campaign for Wool 2012 – Day 2 "Woolly Stuff"

Sheep literally gave us the word “stuff”.  The word appeared in the 14th century as stof, from the French estoffe, meaning material, particularly that worn under chain mail.  Later “stuff” became a specific term used in the wool trade to mean “worsted”.  Worsted (which gets its name from the village in Norfolk famous for its community of Flemish weavers) is … Read the full article here >

The Campaign for Wool 2012 – Day 2 “Woolly Stuff”

Sheep literally gave us the word “stuff”.  The word appeared in the 14th century as stof, from the French estoffe, meaning material, particularly that worn under chain mail.  Later “stuff” became a specific term used in the wool trade to mean “worsted”.  Worsted (which gets its name from the village in Norfolk famous for its community of Flemish weavers) is … Read the full article here >