52% wool, 48% silk, 62" wide
This remnant is 4 1/2 yards long.
This camblet has a plain weave with a very light gray threads in the weft and black threads in the warp giving it a changeable effect. 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. Black 80/3 linen thread will work well for hand sewing as is black quilter's thread or buttonhole twist for sewing buttonholes.
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This product was added to our catalog on Friday 18 November, 2016.