Madder Lightweight Kersey Wool - $18.00 yd.


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"Kersey" was a cheap twilled and lightly fulled wool much in demand especially among lower classes for its ability to shed water, keep out the cold and wear well.  Noted to be used greatly in overcoats, uniforms and other utilitarian garments it was also used in home furnishings and draperies. Madder red was a common dye derived from the root of the Rubia Tinctorum. It was used widely in the 18thc not only for dying reds, but also sad purples, greens, blacks and browns by using different mordants.

  • Our wool is light/medium weight
  • Well suited for winter bedgowns, jackets, coats,  breeches, waistcoats, pelisses, children's wear and winter furnishings.
  • 100% Wool 62 inches wide.

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