Blue & Natural Stripe Linen, WLG 155


100% Linen, 8.7 oz, 58″ Wide

Ticking in the 17th and 18th centuries was made of linen & could be either striped or white (natural). When striped, it was sometimes blue & white (or natural). This ticking is unusual in that it has a herringbone weave although this is very subtle. Most Hessian regiments that used ticking during the American Revolution wore blue stripe ticking gaitered trousers. Ticking was used to make bed ticks, bolsters & pillows but was also used to make men’s breeches, trousers, waistcoats & jackets & women’s pockets & stays. Ticking was also sometimes used as a lining. In the 1772 The Providence Gazette, an ad included “RAN away . . .  a Negro Man Servant . . .  had on and carried away with him . . .  one Pair new striped Ticken Trowsers”. Unbleached 35/2 linen thread will work well for hand sewing.

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