Blue & Brown 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 such as aprons, shirts, children’s clothing, trousers and linings as well as many household items such as toweling, bed hangings and chair coverings.  Runaway descriptions and other contemporary writings occasionally call out other garments such as a "cross bar gown" or check shortgown or jacket. 

The blue and brown check combination would not be unheard of in the 18th century.  A similar check exists in the Foundling collection where the warp is linen dyed blue, and the weft is a combination of brown and white.  This pattern could have been gotten using a blue weft of linen or cotton.  This would also serve well as a Time Traveling textile suited for 1840's through present day.

  • This linen is light weight.
  • Suitable for men’s shirts, aprons, & children's clothes of the 18thc as well as 19th- present trousers, jackets, lady's gowns, dresses, suits, children's clothing and utilitarian needs.
  • 100% Polish Linen 60 inches wide.

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