24 oz, 60" Wide
This wool has a hard dense finish and may serve as a substitute for more expensive wools used for British mock scarlet. It's a good substitute for 18th century British army serjeants and a very close match to c.1800-1802 serjeant's jacket of a British volunteer corps, and a pattern dyed for a US Army War of 1812 contract. It would make a very nice man's coat, jacket, breeches or greatcoat or woman's cloak. For example in The Newport Mercury of 1765, "By a Letter from Guilford, in Connecticu . . . we are informed, that on the 12th the Body of a Gentleman was found on Goose Island, and was buried the next Day: That he had on a . . . red Broad-cloth Jacket" by personal communication with Mike Barbieri. Scarlet red linen thread 50/3 for hand sewing and 1/2" and 7/8" red worsted wool tape matches this fabric. For sewing button holes try scarlet silk button hole twist or quilter's thread.
This product was added to our catalog on Saturday 14 December, 2019.