Mixed Indigo Fine Broadcloth - Remnants-$30.00 yd.


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Mixed Indigo Fine Broadcloth

In the 18th century, broadcloth, such as this Mixed Indigo Fine 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 without unraveling, unlike flannels and other spongy wools.

"Mixt" in the 18th century for worsted wool suggested colors that were mixed together, such as one or more colored warp and another weft. In broadcloths it could range from the variations in the natural wool, to yarns spun together, to literal floor sweepings that were recycled into yarn and woven. You find mixed color in worsteds such as camlets and cantaloons, and in woolens in cassimeres, kerseys and broadcloths.

Indigo, commonly found in wool and linen, ranged from pale to dark shades.

  • This Mixed Indigo Fine Broadcloth is fine with a firm hand.
  • It is brushed and finished on one side.
  • Well-suited to uniforms, outerwear, coats, breeches, waistcoats, riding habits, 19thc heavy pelisses, and tailoring needs.
  • Mixed Indigo Fine Broadcloth is 85% Wool 15% Nylon, 61 inches wide.

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