Black Baize Cloth with Black/Pewter Braid
Baize is the traditional surface for cardplay and with good reason: it still has the optimum amount of friction and durability for card games. Green is the traditional colour but baize is made in a range of other strong and vibrant colours too and it’s to celebrate these newer colours that we created our Modern Interiors collection. Lovingly handmade by us in our workshop in Devizes this black baize cloth has a textured black and pewter braid border, which complements the baize colour very nicely and makes a quietly sophisticated gaming cloth. Black baize also makes a great contrast against the white of the playing cards during card games. 95% wool, this cloth has been made from the very finest British baize. Cloth size approximately 36 inches / 92cm square to fit a standard card table.
Baize, Not Felt
There is a lot of confusion about the difference between baize and felt. This isn’t surprising when you search online and find many suppliers describing felt as baize, or a fabric as ‘baize felt’ or ‘felt baize’. It’s important to know whether you’re buying baize or felt, because the two fabrics are very different.
Felt is a lightweight fabric made from matted fibres of either wool or a synthetic. Being matted rather than held together in a tight weave, the fibres easily fluff up or ‘pill’ if rubbed. On the other hand, baize is a strong, dense and hard-wearing fabric made from woven strands of wool. It it’s top-quality, such as the fabric we use to make our Baize Bridge Cloths, it doesn’t pill and it will look great and last for many years. There really is no comparison between felt and the far superior baize. You can purchase a Baize Bridge Cloth from us with complete assurance that you are buying a top-quality item.
Want to know more?
Read our blog post Baize or Felt? A Guide to Buying Wisely.
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