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Fine Checked Cotton WCN 116


100% cotton, 58" wide

Fine check cotton was called muslin and began being imported to Europe in the 17th century and some said they were so fine you could hardly feel them in your hand. Muslin was used to make 18th century aprons and handkerchiefs or empire style gowns and chemisettes. Cited in Wenches, Wives and Servant Girls "Run Away . . .  a Dutch servant woman . . .  had on . . .  [a] check cotton handkerchief . . .  she took with her . . .  one check cotton handkerchief" as is published in The Pennsylvania Gazette of 1773. White linen thread or fine white silk thread will work well for hand sewing.

The picture is taken with a penny behind the fabric with black wool behind that to show the very sheer nature of this fabric.

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This product was added to our catalog on Sunday 27 July, 2014.

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