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 and early 19th centuries. White flannel was especially used to make shirts, drawers, shifts and 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″ and 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 and not a snow white but more of a natural creamy white. For sewing button holes try white silk button hole twist or quilter’s thread.

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