Broadcloth, 100% wool, 54" wide, 26 oz.,
This shade of madder red is the most common found for extant British military coats of the mid to late 18th century and matches the color of several extant coats of the late 18th and early 19th centuries. This shade also matches an original pattern swatch for circa 1820 British infantry coats found in War Office records. It may also be used to make 18th and early 19th century civilian clothes. For example advertised in The Providence Gazette of 1785 "MADE his Escape . . . in the State of Massachusetts . . . Had on a red Coat". Madder red linen thread for hand sewing matches this fabric and for sewing button holes try madder red silk button hole twist.
Thanks to the hard work of James Kochan and Sean Phillips this broadcloth is museum quality woven in England today to specific standards and has the same appearance, drape, weave, milling, finish and hard hand as broadcloth made in the late 18th century. This broadcloth holds a raw edge better than any other broadcloth available.
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This product was added to our catalog on Friday 27 April, 2012.