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Broadcloth Brown WWV 618


90% wool, 5% cashmere, 5% nylon ~18 oz., 60" wide

This is a thinly woven, firm dark colored woolen with a good nap on one side. Brown broadcloths are very commonly described in the 18th and early 19th centuries. In The Connecticut Journal in 1777, "Deserted . . .  from New Haven . . .  two soldiers, inlisted for the Continental Army . . .  [one of them] had on when he went away, a brown surtout, a pair of brown broadcloth breeches" shared with permission of Mike Barbieri. Unbleached 35/2 linen thread will be blend well for hand sewing. 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 Tuesday 21 August, 2018.

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