Red & Brown Check Linen -Remnants- $14.00 yd.


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Red & Brown Check Linen

Linen cloth, such as this Red & Brown Check Linen, 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.

In the 18th century, the term “checked” referred to woven or printed patterns that intersected at right angles. Checked linens were used for  aprons, shirts, children’s clothing, trousers, and linings, as well as household items such as toweling, bed hangings, and chair coverings. Descriptions of self-liberated individuals and other contemporary writings call out other garments such as a check shortgown or jacket.

The color combination and style of this Red & Brown Check Linen is not one we have seen in our research of linen checks, therefore we feel it would be better suited to an 1840's onwards project.

  • Our Red & Brown Check Linen is lightweight.
  • A Time Traveling fabric.
  • Suitable for gowns, summer jackets, aprons, accessories and petticoats; men’s summer jackets, linings and waistcoats, and children’s garments.
  • Great for modern garments too!
  • 100% Irish Linen, 61 inches wide.

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Choose Yardage Here: 17 inches