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

Dornix originated in the Flemish (today Walloon) town of Doornijk in the 15th century and was made from a combination of wool and linen.[1] It was a coarse close, 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]


  • Humphries, Peter (2006). "Heritage Interpretation and Cadw". In Hems, Alison; Blockley, Marion (eds.). Heritage Interpretation. Abingdon, UK: Routledge. pp. 71–82. ISBN 9780415237963.
  • Kerridge, Eric (1985). Textile Manufactures in Early Modern England. Manchester, UK: Manchester University Press. ISBN 978-0-7190-2632-4.


  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
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