Light Brown Worsted, WWV 643

$6.25

100% Wool, 60″ Wide

 

Worsted that is durable, plain weave, fine and soft makes a wonderful summer gown with a splendid wrinkle free drape. A very good weight for women’s gowns, jackets, and petticoats, and men’s jackets, 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. Unbleached 60/2 linen thread would work well for hand sewing this fabric as would buff silk quilter’s thread for buttonholes.

9 in stock

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