100% wool, 58" wide
Very soft, tightly woven with a nap on both sides yet not too thick to be unbearbly hot make this a wonderful wool. Brown broadcloths are very commonly described in the 18th and early 19th centuries. This broadcloth has a tight weave with a good nap on both sides and would make a very nice man's coat, waistcoats, breeches, jacket or woman's cloak. An ad published in a 1781 edition of The New Jersey Journal included, "Run away . . . a Negro Man . . . had on or took with him a long brown broad cloth coat" as cited in Wenches, Wives and Servant Girls. Black linen thread will be the best match for hand sewing and brown worsted wool tape compliments this fabric. For hand sewing button holes try the brown quilter's thread or dark brown buttonhole twist.
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This product was added to our catalog on Sunday 13 May, 2012.