Enjoy looking back through Heart of Huddersfield history & collections from over the years, for fabric fantasising pleasure
2019: A First Taste of Manufacture for the Next Generation
Predecessors and ancestors of Fabworks were highly knowledgeable when it came to expertise surrounding woollen textiles having originally been rag sorters, but never ventured into the textile manufacturing side of the industry. With fresh faces and new motivation, in late 2018 the team stepped up their efforts in a bid to get their hands on colourful and unique woollen fabrics, having had no luck sourcing good stock from industry (also known as deadstock: repurposing fabrics that were from industry and surplus to requirements). Having teamed up with some local weavers, the task was to create and curate a very special project. Even we didn’t know exactly how it would turn out. Upon completion, the result was a whopping 43 wonderfully colourful and exciting wools, featuring gorgeous birdseyes, luscious herringbones, heavy duty meltons, and a quirky marled melton.
2020: Inspired by Seedheads
Stepping into the second year of HoH with a little more understanding and experience under our belts, HoH was redirected towards a more detail-focused collection that was bespoke and a bit more Fabworks-like and taking into account recent trend. The final result was 12 perfect off-piste wools: Thistledown Marl. The Thistledown collection was born by the popularity of bouclé and textured-style tweeds that we were constantly asked for by potential tweed suitors. Inspired by the fluffy seedheads of thistles and with a nod to nature, the bobbly and textured but plain-coloured, Thistledown Marl was a colour-saturated collection that ticked many practical boxes and showed off an array of redeeming qualities that weren’t quite run-of-the-mill. Very well received by all, and with a few more notches in our belt of wool manufacturing knowledge.
2021: The Jewels of Yorkshire
6 jewel-hued twill-woven melton styles that oozed quality and class. A minimalist style that screams loud colours yet presumed elegance. A standard look with a premium finish. Teamed up with a stunning range of lining fabrics for ravishing colour centric styles.
2022: The Herringbones
12 iconic herringbones featuring 2 different warps: 6 Mist Herringbones & 6 Storm Herringbones. Versatile, classic and with a beautiful handle, these very tweedy tweeds always do as they’re told, appeal to all wool connoisseurs, and are suitable for any occasion where there is an excuse to use tweed.
2023: The Crosshatch Chronicles
Designed to sit alongside existing HoH collections, allowing for the curation of a sustainable wardrobe where we can mix & match existing pieces perfectly, refreshing our look as the seasons change with bespoke woollen pieces that take us from late summer through to early spring.
A grounding pebble grey yarn is featured throughout the HoH 2023 collection to produce subtle tones, a recurrent theme that appears throughout the Crosshatch Chronicles collection. Woven in a traditional twill weave using a selection of sustainably sourced deadstock yarns (16 skein).
Block checks are great for adding more colour to stand-alone pieces. A carefully curated pattern repeat that is bold enough to make a statement, but not too much that it will casuse a problem. Use colour-rich designs to create straight lines and unorthodox uniform styles, or use on the bias to create interesting details and slimming illusions.