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Light merino tabby wool broadcloth, black

Product code 105 04-0011

A sturdy, light to medium weight, pure merino wool fabric in black. A plain weave with a felt-like, fulled surface for added strength and warmth. Not as heavy as classic broadcloth, perfect for lighter garments. OEKO-TEX® Standard 100 certified material.

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Basic parameters
Width: 155 cm
Color: black
Content: 100% merino wool
Weight (gsm): 205 gsm
Weight (mm): 48 mm
Drape: slightly stiff
Pattern repeat: 0 cm
Minimum order: 0.2 m
Availability: seasonal collection
Care:
Shrinkage: 3 %
Certification: Oeko-Tex Standard 100 class 2
Bulk discount
1 - 9 m
32.44 $ / m
10 - 19 m
-5%
30.82 $ / m
20 - 49 m
-10%
29.20 $ / m
50 and more
-15%
27.57 $ / m

in stock 39.5 m

32.44 $/m

32.44 $/m without VAT

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Product description

Product description

You can usually recognize wool broadcloth by its distinctive, fulled surface and its heft. This black version of the classic, however, is significantly lighter and more versatile. While classic, heavy weight broadcloth is used primarily for historical costuming, this lighter version can make a cozy men’s or ladies’ blazer or an autumn jacket. With its slightly stiff hand, it may not be the best choice for trousers, but it is perfect for a winter skirt or tailored dress. This fabric is popular in the re-enactment community for making cotehardies, tunics, and light cloaks.

In terms of weight and range of uses, this fabric is similar to our light merino twill wool broadcloth.

Because this broadcloth is made of pure merino wool it is breathable, it maintains a comfortable microclimate in both winter and summer, it keeps you warm even when it’s wet, and it has wonderful self-cleaning properties. The latter two traits will come in handy at historical re-enactments or LARP events. (Learn more about the history of wool broadcloth in our post on wool fabrics through the ages.)

Merino wool comes from the sheep of the same name and is the finest sheep’s wool in the world. Merino fabrics have a wonderful, soft feel and don’t itch as much as ordinary wool. Unless you have especially sensitive skin, you can comfortably wear merino against bare skin.

It’s a good idea to pre-shrink this fabric with a steam iron before sewing. To ensure you preserve the benefits of wool, choose a quality lining that breathes, such as silk twill (serge).

Care

We recommend dry cleaning this wool fabric at a reliable dry cleaner. You may hand wash or machine wash using the woolens program; use a special detergent for woolens; wash at a low temperature (30°C) with the spin cycle switched off. Do not wash on your machine’s default program and do not use your usual detergent; doing so can cause the fabric to shrink by 30% and thicken significantly. Wool garments do not need to be ironed; simply hang on a good hanger while damp to dry. When sewing, press on the back side using your iron’s wool setting.

FAQ

Should fabric be washed before sewing?

If we recommend pre-shrinking the fabric before sewing we usually say so in the product description. Let the recommended care notes in the fabric description be your guide – they will tell you if the fabric can be washed or steam ironed. Woolen fabrics are usually pre-shrunk by steaming from the back. Some fabrics should be dry cleaned only. For larger projects or more expensive fabrics, we recommend testing anything (washing, ironing, etc.) on a sample. Wool is a natural material and is never absolutely predictable.

Can I put goods on hold?

Yes. If you plan to pick up the goods in person at our store in Prague, you can put them on hold through the e-shop – there's a link just below the price on the product page. We will hold items for you for one week.

Do you accept orders by phone or email?

No. We only accept retail orders through the e-shop. This eliminates situations where someone else orders the last of an item while your order is still sitting in our inbox or lies jotted on a bit of paper by the phone. By purchasing online, you are putting an immediate hold on the product. Of course, you can always call or write to us if you need help making your selection.

Do you ship abroad?

Yes. We ship worldwide. The price of shipping is automatically calculated at checkout before payment after you select the country of delivery and the preferred carrier. If you do not find your country in the dropdown list, please contact us. You will find a rough overview of shipping costs in our shipping and payment terms.

When will my order be delivered?

The estimated delivery date with your selected carrier can be seen before payment is made at checkout. It is calculated as the time for processing and packing your order plus the time it takes the selected carrier to deliver to a specific destination – this can be from 2 days for delivery within the Czech Republic to a week for delivery outside the EU. Expect longer delivery times during big sales and holidays.

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