Originally an undyed woolen cloth spun into yarn and woven in the home with the rather crude machinery used by the peasants and country folk the world over. The industry came to the fore in the British Isles I and then spread to the Continent; Owing to the substantial appearance and serviceable qualities, homespun is imitated to a great extent on power looms today. Genuine homespun cloth supply is very limited, and much abused and the gullible buying public often is fooled when buying the cloth as some particular quality. iThe cloth should always be made on a plain weave. Coarse, rugged yarn is used and quality varies much. The material is coarse, rugged, and an ideal rough—and—ready type of cloth. All types and kinds of stock from the highest to the lowest go into then cloth in its wide range.