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Chapter 7: Weaving heavy cloth. Expensive prints. blood will tell As no muslin could be bought for summer wear, and our home-made cloth was very heavy and warm for hot weather, we women of southern Alabama devised a plan for making muslin out of our own homespun thread; and the fact that it was made of this thread added not a little to its excellence in our estimation. In the weaving of all heavy, thick cloth, whether plain or twilled, two threads, sometimes three, were a
, but a large quantity was made.
That which was dyed a very dark brown, and with which great pains had been taken in raising the lint, was, at some little distance, sometimes mistaken for sealskin.
So much for the ingenuity of the women of southern Alabama.
Soon after we had finished our selfim-posed task of carding and spinning the warp and woof for our four dresses, and it had been noised far and wide in our neighborhood that we had had patience to hold out until the task was completed,