Medium Blue Mixed Coarse Wool Broadcloth - $30.00 yd.
Broadcloth in the 18th century 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 and left without raveling, unlike flannels and other spongy wools. Broadcloth was finished in various qualities from coarse to superfine.
Mixed suggested colors that were mixed together to create the the cloth and was common in many different types of wool cloth including broadcloth, kersey, cassimere and sagathey (sagathee). We studied a collection of coarse broadcloths dating from the 1780's which were almost entirely of mixed colors as seen in our research.
- This wool is a coarse grade broadcloth with a "friezed" finish. It has a hard hand.
- Broadcloth is well suited to uniforms, lady's and men's outerwear, coats, breeches, waistcoats, lady's riding habits, 19thc winter pelisses as well as any tailoring need.
- 100% Wool 58 inches wide.
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