Red and White 1/8″ Stripe Linen WLN 673


100% Linen, 5 oz, 59″ Wide

Sometimes red and white stripe linens were used in the 18th century for men’s trousers, jackets or waistcoats but may also be used for linings and for women’s gowns, jackets and petticoats. In the book Wenches, Wives and Servant Girls there is an entry for 1781 in The Pennsylvania Packet, “Ran away from . . .  a Scotch Servant Girl . . .  had on and took away with her . . .  one ditto [short gown], red stripe linen, home made, &c. &c.” Off white linen thread will work well for hand sewing.

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