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Fingal's Cave - Harris Herringbone Yorkshire Tweed

$14.00
per half metre
Fabric Code: A5d25

Only 9m of this product left in stock

Price is per HALF metre. 1 unit = 0.5metres. For 1.5metres, add 3 units.

All cut length orders are sent as one continuous length.



Introduction:

Fingal's Cave - Harris Herringbone Yorkshire Tweed is an all-wool obscured herringbone tweed. Manufactured in Huddersfield undergoing the same processes as our exclusive Heart of Huddersfield range. This fabric is not exclusive to Fabworks.

Colour:

Fingal's Cave is woven using yarns from the Isle of Harris this obscured herringbone design features a hard-wearing warp, created from a melange yarn of coal-grey tones, as dark as the depths of a mysterious cave.  Alternating multi-hued melange yarns of stormy sky and coal grey are woven on the weft. The alternating colours throughout the warp create the obscured effect of the herringbone weave, evoking thoughts of our fabric's namesake with its strangely architectural columns.

Properties:

This closely woven woollen fabric has a versatile medium-heavy weight and traditional country wool-tweed feel. Boasting a stable handle and reassuring drape. Fingal's Cave is ideal for textile lovers, natural fibre enthusiasts and especially fabric connoisseurs. This skilfully crafted fabric will ‘do as it’s told’, wool of this kind is hard-wearing, easy to sew and will stand the test of time.

Garment Suggestions:

Dressmakers, Reenactors, Costumiers, Interior Designers, Craftspeople and all lovers of textiles will find a plethora of uses for this first-rate herringbone, taking you through Autumn Winter and into Spring.

Dressmakers: fashion classic outerwear and hard-wearing separates. Simple yet stylish pencil skirts, A-line skirts and waistcoats The Pattern Stash - Jemima Waistcoat are a perfect place to start. Add a complementary lining for garments that will soon become perennial favourites. Shift dresses and pinafore dresses are super comfy and will make classic key pieces. When you’re feeling more confident try classic jackets, coats and capes The Avid Seamstress - The Blazer would be perfect.

Reenactors and Costumiers: the natural hues of this classic woollen are perfect for most outerwear. Natural fibres with a rugged nature-inspired colour palette, in a classic weave. Breath-taking!

Other Uses:

Interior Designers: cosy soft furnishings will produce truly harmonious styling in the home, such as cushions, throws, blinds and curtains.

Craftspeople: appliquéd cushions, bag making, door stops, draught excluders, hats, caps, neck warmers, mittens & wrist-warmers, throws & blankets and much more. Whatever this fabric inspires you to do!  

Specifications:

Weight: Medium

Composition: 100% Wool

Width: 160cm / 62.9inch

Pattern repeat: 1cm / 0.4inch 

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Why choose wool fabric? Benefits of sewing with Wool! 🐑

We love wonderful wool! Why? Because it looks beautiful, well yes but did you know wool has a series of superpowers that make it the most incredible natural fibre, suitable for more garment suggestions and sewing inspiration than possibly any other?

Wool has a unique naturally crimped 3D structure which attributes to some brilliant properties & makes it a great fabric to wear throughout all the seasons.

Naturally Breathable: This amazing 3D crimped structure promotes air circulation allowing air to pass through the fabric, allowing for circulation and ventilation for your skin to breathe, keeping you cool.

Shower Resistant: Sheep naturally produce a waxy substance called lanolin. As sheep live outdoors, this naturally occurring wax helps to protect sheep from the elements, naturally shedding water & keeping them dry. This same property is retained within the wool fibres when spun into yarn.

Moisture Absorbing: The moisture-retentive superpowers of wool! It’s hydrophilic core gives wool the ability to wick away moisture keeping you dry and comfortable – this possibly one of our favourite properties because you can stay fresh when wearing wool, from autumn right through to spring!

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