Brown Hemp Cotton Stripe, WHP 108


55% Hemp 45% Organic Cotton, 8.5 oz, 59″ Wide


Brown & white stripe linen slightly less common than blue stripes for working class garments both in Europe and the New World. This hemp blend is tightly woven, prewashed & being 8.5 oz. has much more body than many other stripe linens. It may be used for women’s petticoats, gowns & jackets & for men waistcoats, jackets, trousers, breeches, & outer breeches (commonly known as slops although this term actually refers to all unfitted clothing). Stripe linen is an excellent choice for children’s clothing too. For example in The Pennsylvania Evening Post in 1779 “Ran away . . .  an apprentice girl . . .  had on, and took with her, two short gowns, one of white linen, the other striped brown and white”. Try 35/2 linen thread off white for hand sewing & 1″ cotton twill tape natural matches this fabric well. Tape of matching color is often what is used as binding on women’s petticoats & gowns.

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