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6151 - Light Blue "Medley" Light Weight "Cassimere" - $13.00 yd.


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100% wool 60 inches wide

Cassimere  was a fabric created by the Trowbridge weavers, known for their broadcloth to compete with Norwich stuffs which became ever increasing in their popularity in the 18th century.  They were especially demanded in the warmer climates such as Spain and the southern colonies of America.  In 1766 Francis Yerbury of Bradford patented a manner of spinning and weaving woolens to create a superfine twill woven cloth extremely light in weight that had a soft hand and excellent drape.  This cloth became highly desired for Ladies & Men's wear.  According to some of Yerbury’s surviving pattern books he shipped cassimeres to the Carolinas in the 1770’s.  A wonderful article by our good friend Royston Berrett about Yerbury’s invention can be read in the notes on our Facebook page. Our cassimere is very close in weave and texture to the cassimeres we have studied.  The Light Blue "medley" achieved by carding the dyed wool repeatedly to create a fine wool and mix the color thoroughly is very close to original samples we studied.  Our wool is well suited for Lady’s gowns, riding habits, jackets, petticoats, lightweight outer garments, men’s coats, waistcoats and lined breeches, children’s wear as well as household use such as bed curtains.

 
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