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6197 - Blue Gray Broadcloth - $25.00 yd.


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100% Wool 52 inches wide

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. This broadcloth is a medium grade with a tight weave, lightly brushed and a firm hand. It's color is matched to a extant dye sample from a broadcloth book dated 1768. In it were a variety of shades of blue, all simply marked "blue".  This one had the added addition of "blue light grain" It 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.

 
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