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Blue and White Check WLG 215

$14.99

100% linen, ~5 oz., 58" wide

There are two very subtle colors to the blue check in this fabric. In the direction of the weft is a shade of slightly lighter blue followed by a blue of a slightly darker hue. This is barely discernible but checks of verying shades are often found in extant samples. Blue and white checks are the most common found in runaway descriptions and swatch books from the 18th to early 19th century. This fabric was commonly made into women's aprons and men's shirts but may also be used for linings and occasionally for women's gowns (usually Negros), trousers or even bonnets. In the 1770 Pennsylvania Gazette, "Run away . . .  an English servant woman . . .  took with her . . .  several aprons, one of them check linen" as cited in Wives, Slaves, and Servant Girls. White 35/2 linen thread will work well for hand sewing.

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This product was added to our catalog on Tuesday 19 July, 2016.

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