Bright Madder Red Light Weight Linen - $14.00 yd.



Linen cloth was woven of flax fiber in many grades and weaves. Used in every aspect of living from clothing, to household needs to furnishings to the shroud made for the corpse, linen was so common that a tax was proposed as a source of easy revenue on the coarser sorts being imported into the US towards the end of the 18th century.  Madder a root commonly used to dye a cheaper red could be used to achieve what we might call a brick red today.  We have accumulated primary source documentation for red linen including a dyer in New Hampshire who says he will dye linnen or cotton a holding red and an account of red linen handkerchiefs being stolen in 1772. 

  • This fabric is well suited to gowns, lady's jackets, petticoats, stays, and waistcoats, linings, accessories and children's clothing.
  • This fabric is very similar to our previous Bright Madder 6760 but is slightly wider with a closed selvage.
  • 100% Irish Linen 59 in. wide.
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