Black Flannel, WWT 310


100% Wool, 11.5 oz, 60″ Wide


Black wool flannel was commonly used as a lining. Specifically in men’s clothing black flannel was used to make waistcoats & jackets. Women’s gowns, jackets & petticoats during the 17th & 18th centuries were also made of wool flannel. As cited in Wives, Slaves, and Servant Girls “Run Away . . .  an Irish servant girl . . .  had on, and took with her, when she went away, a black and white linsey petticoat, black quilt, a flannel ditto” was advertised in The Pennsylvania Gazette in 1773. Black 35/2 linen thread for hand sewing & black worsted wool tape matches this fabric. Matching tape is often seen on the hems of petticoats & binding of bedgowns. This flannel is a plain weave. For sewing buttonholes try quilter’s thread or black silk buttonhole twist.

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