Blue & Black Coarse Wool Broadcloth- $30.00 yd.


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In the 18th century, broadcloth was woven on a wide loom measuring 54-63 inches, and was finished in a variety of qualities, from coarse to superfine. 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.

The term "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 broadcloth with a firm hand.
  • It is only brushed and finished on one side.
  • It is well suited to uniforms, outerwear, coats, breeches, waistcoats,  riding habits, 19thc winter pelisses, as well as any tailoring need.
  • 100% Wool, 59 inches wide.

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