Wigan (fabric)

Wigan is a stiff cotton material[1] sometimes coated with latex rubber.[2][3] It is typically sold in bias-cut strips and used as an interfacing or interlining in tailoring to stabilize seams and hemlines. Its name has been derived from Wigan, the name of a former mill town in Greater Manchester (historically Lancashire), England.[4]


  1. ^ United States. Bureau of Foreign and Domestic Commerce (1930). Cotton Fabrics and Their Uses, Volym 18. p. 22.
  2. ^ "Wigan".
  3. ^ U.S. Army Soldier Systems Center; General Services Administration (1991-03-26). "ARMY A-A-52097 Cloth, Wigan, cotton". DOD standards (Military/Federal specs) - Mechanical Collection. IHS, Inc. Retrieved 2009-05-23.
  4. ^ "Definition: Wigan". Source: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913). www.die.net. 2009-05-23. Retrieved 2009-05-23.

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Hessian Fabric made seamless. It will serve to create a normal map in Blender.
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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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