White Linen Lawn - $25.00 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 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.
Lawn was a delicate linen used for shirts, handkerchiefs, ruffles, aprons and caps. "Lawn closely resembles cambric but is thinner and finer" (Textiles in America by Montgomery pp 275).
- This is a very fine, tightly woven linen, with an 80 thread count and a smooth hand. It is identical to original bleached linens in extant garments and accessories.
- It is very suitable for superfine shifts, aprons, ruffs, sleeve ruffles, bosom ruffles, tuckers, cravats, handkerchiefs, caps, chemisettes, and baby clothes.
- Selvage has writing that is located about 5/8 inches in from the selvage edge.
- Great for other time periods where linen is desirable and wonderful for your next modern make, too!
- 100% Italian Linen, 3. 4 ounces 58 inches wide.
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