Cream Linen Drill - $22.00yd.


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Cream Linen Drill

Linen cloth, such as this Cream Linen Drill, 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.

"Drill" referred to the twill weave of a heavy utilitarian fabric. Russia was a major manufacturer and exporter of linens and hemp and perhaps the textiles was from there, or as was often the case it became a term used for a type of fabric rather then country of origin.

  • Our Cream Linen Drill is Heavyweight.
  • Suitable for bagging, trousers, breeches and sometimes Men's jackets. It periodically appears in military orders for trousers or overalls.
  • 100% Linen, 56 inches wide.

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