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6521 - Natural & Red Striped Medium Weight Ticking Linen - $15.00

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100% Irish Linen 60 inch wide

Tickings or “ticken” encompassed a group of twill woven linens.  It could be woven as a plain twill or in most of the examples we have studied, 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 stays, aprons and gaiters.  Ticking was also woven for men’s breeches and waistcoats as well as linings & covers for stays. Tickings could be found in clothing as well, demonstrated by our research with the Foundling Tokens.  Some tickings from Hamborough became preferred for ladies shoes and were expressed as being of “great detriment to the consumption of leather and likewise to the Lace Weaver’s Trade."  These particular tickings these referred to were woven with a red stripe running through them and then inked with simple geometric designs.  In our research we have come across a number of herringbone tickings ranging from very fine to quite coarse, all with designated uses. One ticking from 1783 was made in Hamborough.  Another ticking was the cover of a pair of stays purported to have been owned by Flora McDonald with a date of 1770-80.  Our medium weight ticking is suitable for, gowns, petticoats, jackets, summer trousers, children's clothing, linings, aprons and accessories, and other utilitarian needs.

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