Laylock Lightweight 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. 

"Laylock" was a North country provincialism for Lilac in England. In 18th century dye receipt books, the shades ranged from a light pinkish purple to a much deeper purple. Various shades of purple were popular from mid 18th century into the 19th century and worn by all classes.

  • Our linen is lightweight.
  • It is well suited to women’s clothing such as gowns, summer jackets, accessories and petticoats; men’s summer jackets, linings and waistcoats as well as children’s garments.
  • Great for your modern makes, too!
  • 100% Irish Linen 60 inches wide.

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