This section is from the book "Spons' Mechanics' Own Book: A Manual For Handicraftsmen And Amateurs", by Edward Spon. Also available from Amazon: Spons' Mechanics' Own Book.
In these, made of half wool and half hair, only 6 lb. of stuffing is reckoned per ft.; the ticks have an allowance of 1 1/2 in. per ft. each way for fulness, and are cut without a border, only one side being sewn together. In distributing the hair and wool, the former should occupy the centre, forming a layer which is covered on both top and bottom sides with the wool, equally divided. If it is spread on one half of the tick, the other half can be folded over it and stitched round. Tufting completes the operations.