homespun

Something homespun has a simple, coarse feel, like your homespun plan to bring about world peace by giving everyone a daily spoonful of your aunt’s delicious strawberry jam.

Homespun literally means spun at home. If you spin the wool from your sheep into yarn, and then make a dress out of it, it won’t be as fine or precise as fabric spun in a factory. Back in the day when large portions of the population couldn't afford milled cloth, homespun fabric marked you as poor, or just a farmer living off the land. Today we use homespun to describe anything that seems homemade, simple, or folksy, from homespun linens to homespun philosophies of life.

DEFINITIONS OF: homespun

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adj made of cloth spun or woven in the home

homespun linen”
homespun garments”
Synonyms
homemade
made or produced in the home or by yourself

adj of textiles; having a rough surface

“a sweater knitted of nubbly homespun yarns”
Synonyms:
nubbly, nubby, slubbed, tweedy
rough, unsmooth
having or caused by an irregular surface

adj characteristic of country life

“the air of homespun country boys”
Synonyms:
cracker-barrel, folksy
rural
living in or characteristic of farming or country life

n a rough loosely woven fabric originally made with yarn that was spun at home

Types:
russet
a reddish brown homespun fabric
Type of:
cloth, fabric, material, textile
artifact made by weaving or felting or knitting or crocheting natural or synthetic fibers
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