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  • A workshop was started at Glasgow probably the most active of the Branches, Father Vincent came to a League meeting clad in home-spun and home-woven garments, Mr. Blyton urged the example of what had been done by the Society of Friends in creating real wealth in the hands of the poor by their allotment schemes.

    The Distributist League and Distributism Part Two

  • Instead of velvet, their heavier gear was made of wool plush-an equally lush fabric, but one that could also be home-woven.

    Brightly Burning

  • Wind off the sea tugged their home-woven trousers into untidy wrinkles, making the cloth look awkwardly sewn.

    Stormwarden

  • His homespun clothes were decidedly the worse for wear; his trousers were tucked into the tops of his heavy cowhide boots, and perched upon his head was the roughest of home-woven straw-hats.

    Apples, Ripe and Rosy, Sir

  • Madame proudly displays her treasures in hand-spun and home-woven linen and blankets; also a carpet, the material for which she first spun, then dyed, and finally wove; and, though it has been in use for ten years, it is still fresh and shows no apparent wear.

    Over the Border: Acadia, the Home of "Evangeline"

  • The women wore homespun, and sometimes home-woven linsey-woolsies.

    With Marlborough to Malplaquet A Story of the Reign of Queen Anne

  • Nevertheless, at eventide the maidens came to the tumulus arrayed in their home-woven dresses, and sang their old, old songs, for it was spring and the mating season for all living things.

    Tales of the Wilderness

  • Like all the hunters, he dressed in furs and a rough, home-woven fabric streaked with red.

    Tales of the Wilderness

  • The bedding – thick sheets of white home-woven felt, pillows of red cotton, and plaited reed-mats – was stacked on the chests.

    High Albania

  • She was round and smiling as usual, and many layers of good home-woven material stood out about her; there was no scrimping anywhere.

    Pelle the Conqueror — Volume 01

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