100% Linen, ~7 oz., 56" wide
In the 18th century unbleached linen was refered to as brown linen and was the cheapest available. This linen is not unbleached but is dyed to about the same shade. Because it is dyed it may not fade as quickly as real unbleached linen which may be useful for those people who want the unbleached look. This linen is a good weight for men's trousers, coats and waistcoats. It will also work for sturdy laboring women's gowns, jackets and petticoats. In The Pennsylvania Packet of 1778, "For securing in any gaol so that the owner may get her again, a certain Negro Wench . . . talks somewhat on the Irish accent: Had on and took with her, a brown linen short gown" as cited in Wenches, Wives and Servant Girls. Unbleached linen thread will work well for hand sewing this fabric.
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This product was added to our catalog on Saturday 24 December, 2011.