100% Linen, 58" Wide
Blue check linen was likely the most common check fabric produced during the 18th and into the early 19th century. It is repeatedly described in runaway ads. With the density of color seen in this fabric it's more representative of what is found later in the early 19th century. This fabric can be made into women's aprons and men's shirts but may also be used for linings and occasionally for women's gowns (usually Negros), trousers or even bonnets. In the 1773 Newport Mercury, "Ran away . . . an indented Irish maid servant . . . and is supposed to have had on . . . a checked apron" as cited in Wives, Slaves, and Servant Girls. Off white 35/2 linen thread will work well for hand sewing.
This product was added to our catalog on Thursday 22 August, 2019.