100% linen, 59" wide
This tow and linen stripe are 7/16" each in width. Tow and linen striped gowns are frequently described in the American colonies as are shirts. This linen would make a wonderful woman's petticoat, jacket, or gown although a man's waistcoat or shirt as well as linings may be made from this stripe linen. For example advertised in The Newport Mercury of 1771 "RAN AWAY . . . an Apprentice Lad . . . a Shoemaker by Trade; had on and carried away with him . . . two Shirts, the one striped Tow and Linen, the other Checks" as cited in Runaways, Deserters, and Notorious Villains From Rohde Island Newspapers Volume 2 by Maureen Taylor and John Sweet. Unbleached 35/2 linen thread for hand sewing and 3/4" linen tape would work well for this material. Matching tape is sometimes used for binding petticoats and bedgowns.
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This product was added to our catalog on Monday 07 May, 2012.