52% wool, 48% silk, 59" wide
One yard and 32" long remnant.
This camblet has dark greenish black threads in the warp and light gray threads in the weft. 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 1778, "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 is a good match. For buttonholes several options come to mind. black silk quilter's thread or buttonhole twist would be one option. Another would be to use gray silk quilter's thread or buttonhole twist.
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This product was added to our catalog on Tuesday 13 December, 2016.