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Broadcloth, Sheep's Black WWV 590


100% wool, 59" wide

This fabric is charcoal colored but I try to name these after period names. Charcoal I have not found. Sheep's black broadcloth is a period term and was used for hundreds of years by laboring people into the 19th century. In the War of 1812 the British Infantry wore trousers of this dark grey color. For example as cited in personal communication with Mike Barbieri advertised in The Boston Evening Post of 1775 "Ran away . . .  a Molatto Lad . . .  had on . . .  three Jackets, an old red Broad Cloth one without Sleeves, an old blue one, and a new Sheeps black one." Black linen thread for hand sewing matches this fabric best. For sewing button holes try black silk button hole twist or quilter's thread. The black worsted wool tape is very close in color to this fabric. Matching tape is often what is seen for ties of women's cloaks.

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This product was added to our catalog on Tuesday 25 July, 2017.

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