100% Wool, 62" Wide
This plain weave Norwich good is an orange red color which may be obtained from the madder root making it a less expensive dye. This will work well for women's riding habits, gowns, and petticoats, either men's or women's jackets, and men's waistcoats, coats and breeches. For example advertised in The New York Journal of 1774, "absented from her master, a Scotch indented servant girl . . . had on . . . two red petticoats, one of which is fine serge" as cited in Wives, Slaves, and Servant Girls. Scarlet 80/3 linen thread is a shade too light and madder is a shade darker but either are acceptable for hand sewing.
This product was added to our catalog on Saturday 16 October, 2021.