52% wool, 48% silk, 63" wide
This remnant is 3 and 3/4 yards long. Plenty for a man's jacket or an early 19th century pelisse.
This camblet has a plain weave with a light yellowy brownish green weft and dark chocolate brown warp giving this a hint of a change. Camblet was often woven with silk to improve the drape and softness making it a durable fabric often used throughout the 18th century for women's gowns, jackets, and petticoats, and men's jackets, waistcoats, coats and breeches. In the early 19th century this worsted could be used for a gowns, spencers and pelisse. In The Pennsylvania Evening Post of 1776, "Ran away . . . a servant girl . . . Had on and took with her, three long gowns, two calicoes and one camblet". As cited in Wives, Slaves, and Servant Girls. Brown 35/2 linen thread is a the best match as is brown quilter's thread or buttonhole twist for hand sewn buttonholes or death head buttons.
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This product was added to our catalog on Sunday 31 July, 2016.