90% wool, 10% Cashmere
This luxuriously soft and firmly woven striped flannel weight cashmere blend was called cassimere and patented in 1766. It has subtle irregularities in the even 1/2 inch stripes where one will be left out or an extra added almost like a mistake. It is well suited for lining material, men's jackets, shirts and waistcoats, and women's petticoats, gowns and jackets. The Proceedings of the Old Bailey, of 1782 "MARY CLARKE was indicted for stealing . . . a cassimere waistcoat, value 6 d." Navy blue 35/2 linen thread will work well for hand sewing this wool. For sewing button holes try black silk button hole twist or quilter's thread.
This product was added to our catalog on Sunday 31 July, 2011.