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Broadcloth Orange Red WWV 621


85% wool 15% nylon
~21 oz., 60" wide

This shade of orange/red is within the range obtained by the madder root. Because madder red dye is extracted from the root of a plant it was much less expensive than red obtained form the insect Cochineal. This madder appears much brighter than that used for British enlisted soldiers but was used by civilians including the poor. Although red broadcloth could be used for any garment it seems to be common to find red waistcoats. For example in 1770 in The Virginia Gazette, "RUN away . . .  an English servant man . . .  a plaisterer by trade, and a very artful sensible fellow. He had on a . . .  red cloth waistcoat". Madder red 50/3 linen thread is a good match and for sewing button holes try madder red silk button hole twist.

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This product was added to our catalog on Friday 25 January, 2019.

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