Black "Herringbone" Wool Broadcloth - $25.00 yd.


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Woven on a broad loom measuring 54 to 63 inches, Broadcloth in the 18th & 19th century 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 and left without raveling unlike flannels and other spongy wools. Broadcloth was finished in various qualities from coarse to superfine. The "herringbone" weave encompassed any weave woven in a zigzag pattern to create chevrons. In the 18th century it was often found in linen tickings and other hard wearing linens. In the 19th century the weave found its way into other textiles including wool.

  • This broadcloth is a fine grade with a tight, herringbone weave, lightly brushed and a good hard hand.
  • This is a Time Traveling fabric. It is well suited to 19th century women's and men's outerwear, coats, waistcoats, women's riding habits, and winter pelisses.
  • 100% Wool 63 inches wide.
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