Green Stuff, WWV 640

$6.25

100% Wool, 59″ Wide

 

Stuff is a generic term for several types of worsted. This plain weave stuff is a beautiful shade of teal (which doesn’t appear to be used in the 18th century), light weight and soft. This fun color is a good weight for women’s gowns, stays and petticoats, either men’s or women’s jackets, and men’s waistcoats, coats and breeches. For example advertised in The Royal Gazette of 1775 New York, “Ran away . . .  a Negro Wench . . .  had on when she went away a green stuff petticoat” as cited in Wives, Slaves, and Servant Girls. Because this really doesn’t match any of our thread, the best to use is unbleached 35/2 linen thread for hand sewing. For hand sewing buttonholes drab silk quilters thread and buttonhole twist are the closest matches.

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