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Thread #123229   Message #2712890
Posted By: Emma B
31-Aug-09 - 10:33 AM
Thread Name: Meaning: I'll dye my petticoat
Subject: RE: Meaning: I'll dye my petticoat
leenia, the characteristics of wool broadcloth are slightly different from other broadcloth. It is usually twill with a two up and one down construction.
The fabric is fulled* after weaving, and before dyeing
It has a napped face and is closely sheared and polished.

*Fulling is a process where the cloth is cleansed, SHRUNK and thickened with moisture, heat and pressure.

As stated earlier, Stroud cloth which was used extensively for military uniforms and for cheap underwear was tradionally dyed in red, navy and green.

It's popularity as a trade cloth to North America can be seen that modern 'reproductions' of the fabric are still on sale
Matoska Trading Company