100% Linen, 2.5 oz, 50" Wide
This fine handkerchief weight linen makes a sheer lining for cool summer garments but may also be used for shirts and shifts. This linen has around 46 threads to the inch with a few more slubs than WLG 113. Additionally, linen this fine was used for neck and pocket handkerchiefs and caps. The Providence Gazette in 1772, included an ad with "RAN away . . . a Negro Man Servant . . . had on and carried away with him . . . one fine Shirt, three Tow Ditto" cited in Taylor, Runaways, Deserters, and Notorious Villains From Rhode Island Newspapers Volume 1, 2001. Unbleached linen thread 60/2 will work well for sewing on this fine linen. Even if machine sewing other parts of your clothing, people look most at your face so that hand sewing should at least be done around the caps and neck handkerchief.
This product was added to our catalog on Thursday 22 August, 2019.