Jenny La Fleur
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tayloropolis From: tayloropolis Date: March 24th, 2011 07:15 pm (UTC) (link)
I did hear somewhere that red linen was very rare in the 18th century, because dyeing linen red was notoriously hard without our chemical mordants. It was good on cotton and wool, but really tricky on linen. Off my head I can't think of any red linen extant garments from the 18th century, but I'm not very good at memory recall :)
jennylafleur From: jennylafleur Date: March 25th, 2011 02:26 am (UTC) (link)
I've heard that too. Well not red on linen specifically but red in general. Heck red dyes are still a tricky thing even in modern clothes. I can't think of a red linen extant garment offhand but then again I've never looked specifically for one...
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