Dark Indigo Blue Striped Linen, WLG 301


100% Linen, 5 oz, 57″ Wide

This blue striped linen has an 1/8″ dark indigo blue stripe with 3/8″ creamy white which is identical to some seen in The Foundling Museum and in 18th century period artwork. Blue striped linen like this was commonly used for women’s petticoats, jackets, and gowns. Men’s waistcoats and shirts as well as an occasional lining were also made of blue and white striped linen. In 1769, The New-London Gazette reported “RUN away . . .  an apprentice Boy . . .  understands Tanning and Shoe-Making well . . .  had with him . . .  one white Holland Shirt, one check’d linnen Ditto, one strip’d Ditto and three check’d flannel Ditto” used from personal communication with Mike Barbieri. Off white 60/2 linen thread for hand sewing and white cotton twill tape would work well for this material.

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