Room at Plas Mawr, the walls hung with reproduction Dornix

Dornix, also known as dornicks and darnacle, is a wool and linen fabric, first used in the 16th century.

Dornix originated in the Belgian town of Tournai (Doornik in Flemish) in the 15th century and was made from a combination of wool and linen.[1] It was a coarse cloth, similar to kersey, and used on beds, hangings, curtains and similar purposes.[2] It was popular in middle-class English homes in the 15th century.[3] Manufacture spread to the Flemish town of Lille, and to Norwich in England, where substantial manufacture continued until the 18th century.[4]


Dornick (also spelled dornock[5] Dornec or Darnec[6]) was a strong linen damask used for table cloth, wall hangings, etc. Dornick also originated at Tournai.[7][8][9]A similar fabric was Dorrock;[10] the names Dornock and Dorrock are associated with Scotland.[7][9]


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  1. ^ Humphries 2006, p. 78; Kerridge 1985, p. 22
  2. ^ Kerridge 1985, p. 22
  3. ^ Humphries 2006, p. 78
  4. ^ Kerridge 1985, pp. 22–23
  5. ^ Simpson, John; Weiner, Edmund, eds. (1989). The Oxford English Dictionary. IV. Oxford: Oxford University Press. p. 964. ISBN 978-0-19-861186-8.
  6. ^ Fairchild's dictionary of textiles. Internet Archive. New York, Fairchild Publications. 1959. p. 184.CS1 maint: others (link)
  7. ^ a b Caulfeild, S. F. A. (Sophia Frances Anne); Saward, Blanche C. (1882). The dictionary of needlework : an encyclopædia of artistic, plain, and fancy needlework ... Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute Library. London : L. Upcott Gill. p. 154.
  8. ^ Dent, Susie (2012), "Dornick", Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase & Fable, Chambers Harrap Publishers, doi:10.1093/acref/9780199990009.001.0001/acref-9780199990009-e-3354, retrieved 2021-06-12
  9. ^ a b "Webster's 1913". Retrieved 2021-06-12.
  10. ^ Webster, Thomas; Parkes, Mrs William (1845). An Encyclopædia of Domestic Economy ... Harper & Brothers. p. 951.

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Batik cloth purchased in Yogyakarta, Indonesia
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A representation of the Maclachlan hunting tartan. This tartan is the oldest tartan to bear the name MacLachlan. This tartan is referred to as the Old MacLachlan, MacLachlan, and Hunting MacLachlan. This sett was first published in Old & Rare Scottish Tartans by D. W. Stewart in 1893.
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