Light Pumpkin & Cream Striped Linen - $14.00 yd.


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Light Pumpkin & Cream Striped Linen

Linen cloth, such as this Light Pumpkin & Cream Striped 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.

Woven stripes were a common way of introducing pattern and color into textiles inexpensively.  The color could be introduced with a linen yarn, or in the case of many Manchester goods, in a cotton yarn. This orangish color could be gotten with copperas, a common dye stuff sold in the colonies.  

  • Our Light Pumpkin & Cream Striped Linen is lightweight.
  • Suitable for women’s gowns, lightweight jackets, aprons, accessories and petticoats; men’s lightweight jackets, linings and waistcoats and children’s garments.
  • 100% Irish Linen, 60 inches wide.

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