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6336 - "Greenish Blue" Fine Wool Broadcloth - $30.00 yd.

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100% Wool 60 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 woolens.The color of this broadcloth most closely resembles the Woad dyed wool of England. We came across various samples of what appeared to be woad dyed in our Research.  Woad continued to be used as a dye stuff until the last dye house closed in Lincolnshire in 1932  Broadcloth was finished in various qualities from coarse to superfine. This broadcloth would be considered fine and suitable for all tailoring needs as well as outerwear.

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