threatened promised, I did drive the hour to the closest “real” fabric store to buy “real” homespun. Happily, it was on sale. Not so happily, I spent about as much on gas as I did on the fabric. But so it goes – there is no way I was going to use what came in the mail. (By the way, fabric.com did accept my review/comment so others are now forewarned.)
The selection wasn’t as large as I would have liked, but there were choices and that was good enough for me. They didn’t have any solids, so I ended up with a dark blue and off-white woven plaid. Plaid? Yup.
I’ve read some rather disparaging remarks here and there about how reenactors have gone bananas using prints and woven patterns for their aprons, pinners and other styles as well, and how it’s just plain wrong*. Well…there is photographic evidence to support the choice, so I’m going with it.
*A note to makers of the aforementioned disparaging remarks: If I’m wrong and it turns out I’m unwittingly perpetuating a myth, I’ll
eat nibble a bit on some hard tack as penance.