White Sheer Light Weight Cross Barred "Dimity" Linen - $15.00 yd.


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This fabric encompasses any number of Harness loomed patterned fabrics, made of linen, linen/cotton and cotton.  Most often left white, samples of dimity can be found in Manchester swatch books, The Foundling Museum collection as well as extant garments such as gowns, children's garments, accessories, breeches and jackets in various collections.  It was a highly desired textile especially for summer wear, due it's light color, weight and easy cleaning.  It could vary in weight from very light to a medium weight.   

  • This linen is very lightweight and sheer. We have seen weaves such as this in a variety of Manchester books dating from the 1760's onward.
  • It is suitable for 18th c and 19th c gowns, aprons, ruffs, sleeve ruffles, bosom ruffles, tuckers, handkerchiefs, caps and children’s wear.
  • 100% Irish Linen 60 inches wide.

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