All our products are produced from scratch to specifications derived from historic research. This includes quality of wool, thickness of yarn, number of threads per inch, amount of milling, finishing regime and so on.

Colours are faithfully matched to original samples or to dyes recreated from period dyer’s receipts.

This entails many miles of travel and countless hours in the archives.

In addition to the problems of finding the records, many use long forgotten terms and units of measurements which become research projects in their own right.

We do not use standard ‘end of roll’ left overs.

Here are some examples of the period technical information we have used in the development of our cloths:

Details of Scarlet Cloth for Army Contracts
Details of Scarlet Dye for Sgt’s cloth
Detailed manufacturer’s specification for Sgt’s cloth
Dye receipt for Common Soldiers’ Red cloth