We always aim to produce the most authentic cloths possible of the highest quality and improvements have already been made to the damper cloth that now has a much higher weave count making it easier to cut into the very small pieces required for square pianos.
The green early keyboard cloth is seen as the most appropriate cloth for early keyboard instruments. We have worked closely with our cloth manufacturer to produce a new cloth that is even more authentic in the wool yarn it uses, the type of weave and weave count, and most importantly, the finishing process that gives it a felted finish. One of the considerations in producing the cloth has been to make it as acid-free as possible in meeting the requirements of museum conservators. It is not a production line cloth but one that has been specifically designed and made for the purpose.
The new cloth should be available in October 2019. It has been more costly to produce and therefore it will be a little more expensive to purchase than the present cloth, but the advantages are worth the extra cost.
Our stock of the present cloth is currently low and unfortunately, we are not able to meet orders for larger quantities until the new cloth is arrives. The present cloth remains available for single instruments or as part of single instrument sets.
More information about the new cloth will be given when available