100% cotton, 57" wide
Two and one half yard long remnant.
This dark blue velvet has hints of purple and has diagonal piles providing an interesting texture and look. Cotton velvet spread rapidly after about the 1750s and were known as "Manchester goods". Manchester velvets were used in the 18th century for men's waistcoats, jackets and breeches. 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 Boston Evening-Post an ad included, "At Gould’s Auction-Office . . . A great Variety of English Goods [including] . . . Cotton Velvets" cited in personal communication with Mike Barbieri. Black linen thread matches this fabric as will black quilter's thread for sewing button holes.
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This product was added to our catalog on Friday 18 November, 2016.