Green, Blue, & Red Striped Linen - $14.00 yd.


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Linen cloth, such as this Green, Blue, & Red Striped Linen, was woven of flax 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.  

Woven stripes were a common way of introducing pattern and color into a textile, such as this Green, Blue, & Red Striped Linen.  In the case of mixed fibers, such as the Manchester “cottons”, linen was preferred as the warp yarn for strength. If brighter colors were used, they could be dyed in cotton, and introduced in the weft yarn. Stripes such as these were found in several Manchester books, dating from the 1770's-early 80's. As an all-linen textile, introducing the color in the weft allowed the weaver to produce more than one type or color of stripe in a single piece on the loom.

  • This Green, Blue, & Red Striped Linen is lightweight.
  • Suitable for gowns, petticoats, jackets, men's jackets, trousers, waistcoats, aprons, children’s clothing, and linings.
  • The stripe in this Green, Blue, & Red Striped Linen runs selvage to selvage. Keep in mind your pattern layout when purchasing, if you wish the stripes to be vertical in the garment.
  • This Green, Blue, & Red Striped Linen is 100% Irish Linen, 60 inches wide.

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