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Blue and Natural Stripe Ticking Linen, WLG 155


100% Linen, 8.7 oz, 58" Wide

Ticking in the 17th and 18th centuries was made of linen and could be either striped or white (natural). When striped it was usually blue and white (or natural). This ticking is unusual in that it has a herringbone weave although this is very subtle. Ticking was used to make bed ticks, bolsters and pillows but was also used to make men's breeches, trousers, waistcoats and jackets and women's pockets and stays. Ticking was also sometimes used as a lining. In the 1772 The Virginia Gazette, an ad included "RAN away . . .  Two Irish Convict Servant Men . . .  [the first] had on . . .  a Pair of coarse strip'd Ticken Breeches . . .  [and the other] had on . . .  a Pair of coarse Ticken Breeches". Unbleached 35/2 linen thread for hand sewing will work well.

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This product was added to our catalog on Thursday 22 August, 2019.

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