Mustard Linen, WLG 131


100% Linen, 6.5 oz, 60″ Wide


Osage orange (for early 19th century reenactors), golden rod, chicory & several other plants will make an earthy yellow very similar to this linen. In 1772 a “Dr. William” petitioned the English house of commons claiming to have invented permanent yellow & green dyes for cotton & linen. Nonetheless, yellow linen is rarely described in runaway ads & not found in original garments. For example in The Pennsylvania Gazette of 1773, “Run away . . .  an Irish servant woman . . .  had on . . .  a yellow under petticoat, with red binding” but notice how this doesn’t say the fiber of the petticoat. This is cited in Wives, Slaves, and Servant Girls. Golden brown or beige 50/3 linen thread would blend with the color of this linen.

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