Pale Saxon Green Wool Flannel - $22.00 yd


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Wool flannels in England in the 18th century consisted of a worsted warp & carded woolen weft yarn slightly twisted in the spinning. or in better quality flannels, a fine woolen warp and weft.  Made in a plain weave & 2/2 twill they were woven into a thinner cloth, heavily milled and pressed to produce a soft face on both sides. This softness made them more desirable for garments that might touch the skin, such as this flannel blanket for an infant that we studied in the collection of the Foundling Hospital dated 1759.  When fulled, flannel would become very lofty creating a soft but thick fabric.

Saxon Green, created using indigo and fustic created a bright and beautiful green something like our modern aqua. Introduced in the mid 18th century, it opened up new possibilities for indigo dying and printing. We have studied original samples of wool dated 1771 labeled Saxon Blue and Saxon Green. This color closely resembles the Saxon Green.

  • Good quality, fine flannel with a woolen warp & weft that has been lightly brushed.
  • Suitable for Ladies' gowns, petticoats, riding habits, Men's under-waistcoats, jackets, breeches, trousers, and children's clothing.
  • 100% Wool 69 inches wide.

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