Wool and Linen. Silk only if you are very posh!
* Available at most large events.
Historical Management Associates*: Reproduction woolen fabrics from the period, and leather suitable for clothing.
Time Warp Textiles: Replica Historic Cloth For Period Costumes.
The Cloth Hall (Lindy Pickard)*: A good range of wools in 17th century colours. If she hasn’t got what you are looking for she might try to find it for you. Can be contacted on: clothhall(at)talktalk(dot)net
Bernie the Bolt*: All sorts of fabrics. Usually best for wool.
Hert’s Fabrics*: All sorts of fabrics. Usually best for linen. Also has interesting roll ends of richer fabrics.
Hainsworth Apparel Fabrics: “Hainsworth offer a range of re-enactment fabrics for costumes for various historical periods including Roman, Medieval, Napoleonic, Civil Wars and World War II.”
Whaleys (Bradford) Ltd.: Large range of fabrics including wools, linens and silks.
MacCulloch & Wallis: Extensive range of fabrics including wools, linens and silks.
Sue’s Linen and Lace*: (Me 😉 ) Various weights of antique handwoven linen at re-enactor friendly prices.