All of our colours are obtained either by matching an original sample or recreating a period dye receipt.

Note that although historic dyers were capable of matching shades pretty accurately, names were not standardised, so a given shade might be known by different names, or indeed different shades known by the same name by different dyers.  Using our extensive knowledge and research archive we are often able to advise on the most appropriate shade for a particular project.

We are unable to hold stock of all colours in all fabric qualities, however we do try to keep the most popular ones for each type in stock.

If you have a specific requirement for a custom colour please get in touch, we are able to research and produce specific colours if required.

Standard Colours

NAMECOLOURCODESUPERFINEBROADCLOTHKERSEYCASSIMERESERGEBAYSHALLOON
COCHINEAL SCARLETSC003IN STOCKN/AN/AIN STOCKIN STOCKN/AIN STOCK
MOCK SCARLETRB002N/AIN STOCKO-O-SN/AIN STOCKN/AN/A
MADDER REDRM002N/AIN STOCKO-O-SN/AIN STOCKIN STOCKN/A
CRIMSON, POLISHCR001IN STOCKO-O-SN/AO-O-SN/AN/AN/A
MAROON, PARACHUTE REGTCR002O-O-SO-O-SN/AO-O-SN/AN/AN/A
BLUE, CHATSWORTHBL016O-O-SN/AN/AO-O-SN/AN/AN/A
BLUE, SKYBL008O-O-SIN STOCKIN STOCKO-O-SN/AN/AN/A
BLUE, VANGUARDBL014O-O-SN/AN/AO-O-SN/AN/AN/A
BLUE, FRENCH ROYALBL001IN STOCKIN STOCKIN STOCKO-O-SIN STOCKN/AO-O-S
BLUE, BRITISHBL007IN STOCKIN STOCKIN STOCKIN STOCKIN STOCKIN STOCKO-O-S
BLUE, DARK INDIGOBL003IN STOCKIN PRODNN/AIN STOCKIN STOCKN/AIN STOCK
GREEN, WILLOWGR006O-O-SIN STOCKN/AO-O-SN/AO-O-SO-O-S
GREEN, MID / FULLGR008O-O-SIN STOCKN/AO-O-SN/AIN STOCKO-O-S
GREEN, BOTTLE / RIFLEGR002IN STOCKIN STOCKO-O-SIN STOCKIN STOCKIN STOCKO-O-S
GREEN, DARK RIFLEGR010IN STOCKN/AN/AO-O-SN/AN/AO-O-S
GREEN, DARK BOTTLEGR013N/AIN STOCKN/AO-O-SIN STOCKIN STOCKO-O-S
YELLOW, PALE WELDYW006IN STOCKIN STOCKN/AIN STOCKIN STOCKIN STOCKIN STOCK
YELLOW, BRIGHT WELDYW007IN STOCKIN STOCKN/AO-O-SO-O-SIN STOCKO-O-S
YELLOW, DEEPYW008O-O-SO-O-SN/AO-O-SO-O-SIN STOCKIN STOCK
BUFFBF001IN STOCKIN STOCKO-O-SO-O-SO-O-SO-O-SO-O-S
BUFF PALEBF002IN STOCKIN STOCKIN STOCKIN STOCKIN STOCKIN STOCKIN STOCK
BROWN, SARATOGABN001N/AIN PRODNO-O-SN/AN/AN/AN/A
BROWN, TROWBRIDGEBN002IN STOCKN/AN/AO-O-SN/AN/AN/A
SNUFFBN003IN STOCKIN STOCKN/AO-O-SN/AN/AN/A
DRAB, AVONDR002O-O-SO-O-SO-O-SN/AN/AN/AN/A
DRAB, JERSEYDR003IN STOCKIN STOCKO-O-SO-O-SN/AN/AN/A
DRAB, BOUNTYDR004O-O-SO-O-SO-O-SO-O-SN/AN/AN/A
DRAB, QUAKERDR005N/AIN STOCKO-O-S
N/AN/AIN STOCKN/A
BLACKBK001IN STOCKIN PRODNIN STOCKIN PRODNN/AN/AIN STOCK
WHITENATIN STOCKIN STOCKIN STOCKIN STOCKIN STOCKIN STOCKIN STOCK
MIXTURE GREYN/AIN STOCKIN STOCKN/AN/AN/AN/A
CSA BLUE-GRAY EACN/AN/AIN STOCKN/AN/AN/AN/A
UNION SKY BLUEN/AN/AIN STOCKN/AN/AN/AN/A
CSA FRENCH ROYAL BLUEN/AN/AIN STOCKN/AN/AN/AN/A

Key:

  • IN STOCK: We currently have good stocks of this quality
  • O-O-S: This quality is not currently available in this colour.
  • N/A: This quality is not usually available in this colour.
  • IN PRODN: A batch of this colour is currently in production.