Natural White Flannel, WWL 305


100% Wool, 11.5 oz, 60″ Wide


White wool flannel was the most common color of flannel during the 18th & early 19th centuries. White flannel was especially used to make shirts, drawers, shifts & petticoats in the 18th century. For example, in March, 1774, “an Indian girl” was advertised in Rhode Island and the ad continued, “had on when she went away a flannel shift” as advertised in The Newport Mercury taken from the book  Wives, Slaves, and Servant Girls.  Off white 60/2 or 35/2 linen thread and 1/2″3/4″ worsted wool tape match this fabric well. Matching tape is often seen on the hems of petticoats and bedgowns. This flannel is a plain weave & not a snow white but more of a natural creamy white. For sewing buttonholes try white silk buttonhole twist or quilter’s thread.

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