You might remember my recent post on the Founding Museum’s current exhibition, Ribbons of Feeling.

In it I drew your attention to one particular fabric “token”  on  show, that donated by the mother of Florella,a child admitted to the Foundling Hospital in 1758:

Inspired by this fragment,  the London Print Works Trust  recreated lengths of it for the exhibition, and some of it was made up into an example of an 18th century working class woman’s bedgown:

And sample lengths of the material are on sale in the Museum shop.

If you go here you can read about the processes involved in recreating the fabric, a type of rough linen that may have been worn by the likes of the poor whom Emma visited in order to provide them with some useful and practical charity. I think you might find the article interesting.