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6338 - "London Brown" Light Weight Linen - $12.00 yd.

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100% Irish Linen  60 inches wide

Linen cloth was woven of flax fiber in many grades and weaves.  Used in every aspect of living from clothing, to household needs to furnishings to the shroud made for the corpse, linen was so common that a tax was proposed as a source of easy revenue on the coarser sorts being imported into the US towards the end of the 18th century.  London Brown was a color described in the 18th century aa a brown with a reddish cast.  In Bemiss's dyers book there are several receipts for achieving this particular color.  Our linen is a light weight and well suited to Women’s clothing such as gowns, summer ackets, aprons, accessories and petticoats, Men’s summer jackets, linings and waistcoats as well as children’s garments.

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