Grass Green Superfine Wool Broadcloth - $30.00 yd.
In the 18th century, broadcloth, such as this Grass Green Superfine Wool Broadcloth, was woven on a wide loom, measuring 54-63 inches. It was distinguished by its stoutness, tightness of weave, and denseness of fulling, which was sheared close to create a silky but firm hand. The tightness of the broadcloth allowed it to be cut raw without raveling, unlike flannels and other spongy wools. Broadcloth was finished in various qualities from coarse to superfine.
This bright green color was known as grass green in the 18th century. Often associated with use in military uniforms, it is documented in the mid 18thc French publication "Memoires de Teinture," by an unknown author.
- This textile has a tight weave, completely obscured by a brushed and sheered finish, and has a good hard hand.
- It is well-suited to uniforms, outerwear, coats, breeches, waistcoats, riding habits, 19thc winter pelisses, and tailoring needs.
- 100% Wool, 64 inches wide.
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