85% wool 15% nylon
21 oz., 60" wide
Scarlet red was a more expensive dye obtained from an insect called Cochineal. Because of this scarlet was usually used in more expensive garments and officer's uniforms. Nonetheless it was used by the poor as well. For example in 1775 in The Virginia Gazette, "RUN away . . . a servant man, by trade a joiner . . . had on a . . . scarlet waistcoat, and crimson breeches". Scarlet red linen thread 50/3 for hand sewing and 1/2" and 7/8" red worsted wool tape matches this fabric. Matching tape is usually what is seen on women's cloaks which were commonly red in England and Virginia and probably other areas. For sewing button holes try scarlet silk button hole twist or quilter's thread.
Made in the USA.
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This product was added to our catalog on Wednesday 02 May, 2007.