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Blue, Light Blue and White Check WLN 692


100% linen, ~5 oz., 57" wide

Some 18th century check linens were woven with two shades of blue. This linen has a dark indigo blue and a light blue in a subtle asymmetric check. Blue and white checks are the most common found in runaway descriptions and swatch books from the 18th to early 19th century. This fabric was commonly made into women's aprons and men's shirts but may also be used for linings and occasionally for women's gowns (usually Negros), trousers or even bonnets. In the 1770 Pennsylvania Gazette, "Run away . . .  an English servant woman . . .  took with her . . .  several aprons, one of them check linen" as cited in Wives, Slaves, and Servant Girls. White 35/2 linen thread will work well for hand sewing.

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This product was added to our catalog on Wednesday 15 August, 2018.

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