Mixed Grey Wool, WWB 807


100% Wool, 17 oz, 60″ Wide


Mixt gray broadcloth was used for hundreds of years by farmers, sailors and other laboring people up to & including the 19th century. This wool was used to make English civil war army coats, some Continental regimentals such as the 3rd New York Reg’t of 1775, late War of 1812 US Rifle Regiment Coatees & War of 1812 British Army enlisted trousers. The use of this cloth continued in both armys well into the 1830s. For example advertised in The Virginia Gazette of 1775 “RUN away . . .  two Irish Servant Men . . .  [one] had on, when he went away, a gray Mixture Broadcloth Coat trimmed with black”Gray 35/2 linen thread for hand sewing matches this fabric best and for sewing buttonholes you might try gray silk buttonhole twist. or silk quilter’s thread .

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Weight 0.9 lbs