Red and White Stripe Linen, WLN 579


100% Linen, 5 oz, 58″ Wide


Sometimes red & 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 & petticoats. In the book Wives, Slaves, & Servant Girls there is an entry for 1773 in The New York Journal, “Ran away . . .  a servant woman . . .  [&] two sailors, who are supposed to have assisted her in robbing her master, and are gone off with her. One an Irishman . . .  he wore . . .  a red and white stip’d waistcoat.” White 60/2 linen thread will work well for hand sewing.

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