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6259 - Brown & Natural "Ticken" Stripe Medium Weight Linen - $12.00 yd.

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100% Irish Linen 58 inches wide

Tickings or “ticken” encompassed a group of twill woven linens.  It could be woven as a plain twill or herringbone weave.  Tickings were manufactured for bed ticks, fine to ordinary to coarse as well as ticking for “flock” beds.  They were used in tenting and for utilitarian garments such as aprons and gaiters.  Ticking was also woven for men’s breeches and waistcoats as well as linings for stays. Some tickings from Hamborough became preferred for ladies shoes and were expressed as being of “great detriment to the consumption of leather and the Lace Weaver’s Trade." We have found several examples of the dark brown and natural stripe, one example being a child's gown in the Foundling collection and another being a ticking from 1783 made in Hamborough.  This ticking although not "heavy" is very tightly woven with a closed selvage edge.  It has good drape for a petticoat or gown, but would also make up nicely for lightweight jackets for men and women, waistcoats, summer trousers, linings, children's clothing and other utilitarian needs.

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