A well made Wool Tunic can be the defining feature of your medieval costume. It’s a classic, with roomy sleeves and front slits that allow for movement and flexibility. Whether you’re a noble, knight, peasant or an adventurer this is a must have in your arsenal of gear.
The wool based tunic is not a cheap item of clothing to craft and requires a high level Clothes skill to do it right. The cost will vary depending on the quality of your wool tunic and the amount of time and effort you are willing to devote to a quality piece of clothing.
The best way to go about obtaining one is by either building a Tailor Bench in your Clan for those who are handy with a needle and thread or purchasing one from a Forest or Mountains Trader at 4 star Reputation. The former is likely the more efficient route to take in most instances.
The tidbits about this particular wool based garment include: This is an ECO-friendly option that does not use harmful chemicals, is recyclable and is made from a blend of sheep and synthetic fibers. This combination gives you a more durable, warmer and more comfortable garment than pure wool alone.
How Wool Dresses Are Made
Wool has been a staple material for clothing for thousands of years. Its insulating properties made it ideal for cold weather, but it also has excellent breathability in hot climates. This makes it an ideal material for summer clothes, too.
There are many different kinds of wool fabrics. Some are soft and warm, while others feel more like cotton or silk, but all can be used for a variety of purposes. The wool fibers come from sheep or other mammals, including goats, llama, alpaca, angora, and camelids (camels and vicunas).
Some of the most popular types of wool include Merino, cashmere, and mohair. The finer the wool, the more breathable it is. In addition, the longer the fibers, the softer it will be.
Sheep fleece is usually scoured before it is spun into yarn or woven into cloth. This process removes sand, dirt, and dried sweat from the wool. This can be done by soaking the fibers in water with soap or soda ash, or by passing them through a series of metal teeth that straighten and blend the threads into slivers.
After the fleece is scoured, it is usually dipped into an alkaline bath to clean it of any remaining sand or other substances. The next step in the wool manufacturing process is carding, in which the slivers are broken up and passed through a machine that reshapes them into smooth, pliable fibers.
Then, the fabric is steamed to shrink it. In some cases, the sizing is achieved by rolling the wool on perforated cylinders in hot- and cold-water baths. This process gives the fabric stability and a better fit.
Once the fabric is ready for use, it goes through a series of finishing operations that add variety to its surface. Worsted fabrics are given a clear finish, in which the weave is clearly visible, and woolens have a face finish, in which the fibers are brushed to give them a soft, fuzzy nap.
Some of these fabrics are dyed to give them color. Other fabrics are printed with images or patterns that give them texture and interest.
During the nineteenth century, most of the major steps in the production of wool fabrics were mechanized. However, wool shearing and sorting remained a manual operation until the twentieth century.
When you’re shopping for your next wool dress, look for a quality brand with a reputation for providing durable clothing that will last. It is important to buy wool garments that will not fade or lose their shape over time, and avoid synthetic or other fabrics that will cling to your skin after washing.
It is also important to store your wool garments in a dry, cool place and avoid storing them in plastic bags. Plastic bags can attract dust and odors, and will make your garments more difficult to clean.
Whether you’re looking for an easy-to-wear hoodie or an elegant gown, we have the perfect wool dress for you! Choose from a wide variety of styles and colors that are designed to fit your body type.