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6173 - Off White Light Weight "Strip'd Dimity" - $12.00 yd.

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ON the 30th of March made her Escape out of the Jail of Prince George (in Company with a Wench belonging to Mrs. Posey) a Negro Woman named BETTY, about five Feet three Inches high, twenty one Years old, of a yellow Complexion; had on a Virginia Cloth Gown, white Dimity and striped Virginia Cloth Petticoat, and Osnabrug Shift. She had a Pass when committed, and was endeavouring to pass for a free Woman. I will give 20 s. Reward, besides the Allowance by Law, to any Person who brings her to me in New Kent, near Bottom's Bridge. JOHN MOSS.Virginia Gazette (Purdie & Dixon), Williamsburg, May 5, 1774.

100% Irish Linen 60 inches wide

This fabric encompasses any number of Harness loomed patterned fabrics, made of linen, linen/cotton and cotton.  Most often left white, samples of dimity can be found in Manchester swatch books, The Foundling Museum collection as well as extant garments such as gowns, children's garments, accessories, breeches and jackets in various collections.  It was a highly desired textile especially for summer wear, due to it's light color, weight and ease in cleaning. Our dimity is lightweight and suited to lady's jackets, gowns, petticoats, bedgowns and accessories, men's jackets, waistcoats, lined breeches, wrapping gowns and nightcaps, children's clothing as well as household uses such as summer bedhangings.

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