Red, Pink & Blue Sprigged Cotton - $24.00 yd.


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Reproduction from the Collection of Mary Doering by Burnley & Trowbridge

By the mid-18th century, printed textiles were extremely popular, and could be within the affordability of even the lower sorts.  The English printers were versatile in their printing, and the patterns were wide and varied.  One-color prints to multi-colored chintz could be had.  Any pattern done in India could find a counterpart in England.  

This beautiful "sprig'd" print is reproduced from a gown in Mary's collection, dating to around 1800.  Its delicate pattern boasts 16 different motifs in shades of red, blue and lavender.  We have studied whimsical flower motifs similar to these, as early as the 1740's. The original textile retains its blue thread selvage, distinguishing it as an English textile.  It was a popular pattern from the last quarter of the 18th century, into the 19th century.

  • Our cotton is lightweight with a soft, smooth hand and good drape.  
  • Based on this and similar prints in surviving garments, this print is well-suited to Ladies and Children's gowns and jackets, accessories, pieced linings and hem bands (as seen in original garments), as well as Men's wrapping gowns.  
  • 100% Cotton, 50 inches wide. 

When you purchase this textile, a donation will be made to the Humane Rescue Alliance in honor of Mary, who is an avid cat lover!

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