Dark Brown Worsted Wool, WWV 653


100% Wool, 60″ Wide


This plain weave Norwich good has some red tones in it making it somewhat of a dark plum colored brown. This is a good weight for summer garments such as women’s riding habits, gowns, and petticoats, either men’s or women’s jackets, and men’s waistcoats, coats and breeches. For example advertised in The Pennsylvania Gazette of 1776, “Run away . . .  June, 1776, an Irish servant woman . . .  had on, when she went away, a dark brown worsted petticoat” as cited in Wives, Slaves, and Servant Girls. Brown 35/2 linen thread for hand sewing is just a shade lighter. For hand sewing buttonholes dark brown silk quilters thread and buttonhole twist is a good match.

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