Ivory & Black Light Weight Striped 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. 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. In the case of a solid color with a narrow stripe it could all be done in the warp yarn.  We have found similar patterns in Manchester books from the second half of the 18th century.

  • This striped linen is light weight.
  • Well suited to gowns, lady's jackets, petticoats, bedgowns and waistcoats, summer jackets, linings, clothing of many time periods and children's clothing.
  • 100% Polish Linen 59 inches wide

Please select all options.

Choose Yardage Here:: 0.25