White cotton organdy was a type of muslin often referred to as book muslin. This fine stiff cotton was used to make shirt and shift ruffles, women's caps, aprons, and handkerchiefs starting in the 1760s and continuing to the present. Organdy has a crisp look and holds its shape well. In the The Proceedings of the Old Bailey, London of 1770, a number of villains "were indicted, the first for breaking and entering the dwelling-house of James Wood . . . and stealing . . . a pair of book muslin ruffles, value 3 s." For hand sewing fine linen thread will work well.
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This product was added to our catalog on Monday 24 June, 2013.