Luxury Burgundy Baize Bridge Cloth with Greek Key Border
This stylish collection has been handmade with care by us in our workshop in Devizes, from top-quality British baize (95% wool). This Luxury Burgundy Baize Bridge Cloth has a heavy-weight Greek Key tapestry border, the background colour of which has been carefully matched to the colour of the baize. There are two options for decoration:
- Plain (Greek Key edging only, no other decoration), or
- Embroidered suit symbols in a gold colour thread (1 per corner.)
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. If 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.