By tradition, this piece of fabric was part of John Wesley's bed hangings. It is a piece of linen, printed with an India pattern fashionable in the 1700s. An old provenance label dating to 1853 is shown alongside.
Interestingly, the museum owns another piece of fabric which is said to have come from John Wesley's bed. This is also an India print cotton but in a different colour. Possibly, one was taken from the bed hangings and the other from a coverlet?