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Red and Blue Lingon


100% cotton block print, 59" wide

Sample print on paper nr. 1119, Anders Berch collection Nordiska Museet, Stockholm. The sample print is dated 1739 and appears to have been a running print between 1727 and 1771 in Stora Sickla and Blecktornsfabriken, Stockholm.

One color prints were the most common and least expensive in the 18th century. Small patterned monochrome prints were used as linings for clothing as well as furnishing. Besides banyans this fabric will make an attractive woman's gown or petticoat or man's waistcoat.

Another example is in The Pennsylvania Chronicle of 1772 "Ran away . . .  an indented servant woman . . .  had on when she went away, a blue and white linsey petticoat, blue and white figured callico gown". As cited in Wives, Slaves, and Servant Girls. Ivory linen thread 80/3 will work well for hand sewing.

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This product was added to our catalog on Monday 26 September, 2011.

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