Dark Saxon Green Fine Wool Broadcloth - $30.00 yd.
Woven on a broad loom measuring 54 to 63 inches, broadcloth in the 18th 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 Saxon color was a blue technique wherein the prepared indigo was digested in oil of vitriol which resulted in turning the process from vat dying to acid dying. The result was a faster dying time and a color that was vibrant and different from the classic indigo. We have studied both saxon blue & saxon green wool dye books from the 18th century. This color is in keeping with those original colors.
- This is a lightweight, fine broadcloth.
- It is well suited to women's and men's outerwear, coats, breeches, waistcoats, women's riding habits, and 19th century winter pelisses.
- 100% Wool 56 inches wide.
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