100% Unbleached Linen
~7 oz., Prewashed, 60" wide
Oznabrig (with many spellings) was first named after the German city that first produced considerable amounts of it. Later in the 19th century, as with many fabrics, oznabrig began to be made of cotton. Oznabrig is a cheap unbleached fabric related to brown linen, tow and rolls and was often used to make men's shirts, hunting frocks, trousers, and overalls and women's shifts, gowns, petticoats, aprons, and pockets.
For example in the 1776 Pennsylvania Packet an ad included "Ran away . . . a Dutch servant woman . . . she appears to be about 40 years of age, a short chunky woman, very talkative; had on and took with her . . . two good check aprons, one good white ditto, a coarser white ditto, and an oznabrigs one quite new" cited in Wives, Slaves, and Servant Girls. Other articles like market wallets, bags, bed sheets, bed ticks, and haversacks may be made of this fabric as well. Although unbleached, this fabric will slowly fade to a creamy white with washings and time in the sun. Hand sewing this fabric would work best using unbleached linen thread.
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This product was added to our catalog on Friday 07 April, 2017.