52% wool, 48% silk, 60" wide
This remnant is 1 yard 33" long. just enough for a petticoat.
This plain weave has olive green threads in the warp and light grey threads in the weft. Camblet was often mixed with silk to improve drape and increase softness making it a durable fabric often used in the 18th century for petticoats and gowns and in the 19th century for gowns, spencers and pelisse. In The Proceedings of the Old Bailey, London of 1786, a man "was indicted for feloniously stealing . . . a silk and worsted gown, value 18 s.". Green 80/3 linen thread although a shade darker otherwise matches this fabric. Buttonholes could be sewn in light green quilter's thread.
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This product was added to our catalog on Saturday 10 December, 2016.