wool/cotton blend, 60" wide
Virginia cloth included a number of different fabrics but most were a blend of wool and cotton. Most commonly in Virginia, but also elsewhere in the American colonies, Virginia cloth was used for working class and slave clothing including men's waistcoats, breeches, jackets and coats as well as women's gowns, jackets, and petticoats. For example advertised in The Virginia Gazette of 1776, "DESERTED from the Pittsylvania [sic] regular company . . . four soldiers, [one of them] . . . carried with him a black and white mixed Virginia cloth coat and waistcoat". Either off white or black linen thread 35/2 for hand sewing matches this fabric and for sewing button holes you might try black silk button hole twist.
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This product was added to our catalog on Sunday 20 May, 2012.