100% Wool, 60" Wide
This twill weave Norwich good has a hard tight finish rarely found in modern worsteds but characteristic of most 18th century worsteds. A very good weight for women's gowns, and petticoats, either men's or women's jackets, and men's waistcoats, coats and breeches. For example advertised in The Virginia Gazette of 1752, "RAN away . . . a Convict Servant . . . had been in the Army for several Years, with the Camp in Flanders, and at the Battle of Culloden, where she lost her Husband; she had on when she went away . . . an old dirty blue Stuff Gown, with check Linen Cuffs". Try royal blue 50/3 linen thread for hand sewing. For hand sewing buttonholes navy blue silk button hole twist or quilter's thread is a bit darker.
This product was added to our catalog on Friday 23 August, 2019.