Brown Worsted Wool, WWV 638


100% Wool, 60″ Wide


Worsted of a durable twill and soft makes a wonderful summer gown with a splendid wrinkle free drape. A very good weight for women’s riding habits, gowns, and petticoats, either men’s or women’s jackets, and men’s waistcoats, coats and breeches. In the early 19th century this worsted could be used for a gowns, spencers and pelisse. In The Pennsylvania Packet of 1773, “Ran away . . .  a mulatto wench . . .  had on and took with her, and India callico gown, and one ditto of brown worsted”. As cited in Wives, Slaves, and Servant Girls. Brown 35/2 linen thread is a pretty good match as is brown silk quilter’s thread or buttonhole twist.

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