Natural Checked Linen - $14.00 yd.


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The term “checked” in the 18th century referred to any number of patterns woven or printed that intersected at right angles. Checked linens were used for a variety of purposes including aprons, shirts, children’s clothing, trousers, and linings, as well as many household items such as toweling, bed hangings, and chair coverings. Descriptions of self-liberated individuals and other contemporary writings occasionally call out other garments such as a "cross bar gown" or check shortgown or jacket. This check of more then one color is not uncommon.  

  • This is a lightweight fabric and plain woven.
  • Suitable for  the occasional 18thc gown, aprons, accessories, men's trousers, linings, children's clothing and household items. Also for later period dresses, skirts, jackets, aprons, men's trousers, vests and jackets . 
  • 100% Polish Linen 60 inches wide.

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