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Woven stripes were a common way of introducing pattern and color into textiles inexpensively. Sometimes the looms were warped with the stripes but likewise you found the stripe introduced in the weft yarns. The color could be introduced with a linen yarn or in the case of many Manchester goods, in a cotton yarn. Indigo appears frequently in the Foundling collection being dyed both in linen and in cotton. Various shades of indigo in one cloth were quite common. Indigo, resistant to fading in a hot wash was a popular color choice with the Foundlings. We have found stripes such as these not only with the Foundlings, but in several Manchester books dating from the 70's and early 80's. This stripe is well suited to gowns, lady's jackets, petticoats and waistcoats, linings and children's clothing.
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