Natural & Pumpkin Medium Weight Striped Linen - $14.00 yd.
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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. Woven stripes were a common way of introducing pattern and color into textiles inexpensively. Sometimes the looms were warped with the stripes but likewise you found the stripe introduced in the weft yarns. The color could be introduced with a linen yarn or in the case of many Manchester goods, in a cotton yarn. The natural and bleached colors of this stripe are identical to several linen tokens we studied from the London Foundling Hospital. Likewise we have seen this combination in Merchant books of the 18th century. The orangish color could be gotten with copperas, a common dye stuff sold in the colonies.
- This medium weight linen is suitable for gowns, petticoats, jackets, summer jackets for men, trousers, lined breeches, waistcoats, men’s work shirts, aprons, children’s clothing, linings and utilitarian needs.
- 100% Polish Linen 59 inches wide.