100% cotton, 46" wide
Cotton velvet spread rapidly after the 1750s and were known as "Manchester goods". Manchester velvets were used in the 18th century for men's waistcoats, jackets and breeches. Velvets were also used for cuffs, collars and facings on coats and for women's shoes. In the early 19th century velvet was used for women's outerwear such as spencers but also in trims and accessories. For example in the 1775 New England Chronicle an ad included, "To be Sold . . . At his Shop . . . An Assortment of English Goods among which are . . . Manchester velvets" cited in personal communication with Mike Barbieri. Light green linen thread matches this fabric as well as light green quilter's thread for sewing button holes.
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This product was added to our catalog on Friday 12 August, 2016.