Milltown Nights Donegal Herringbone - Yorkshire Tweed
Only 14m 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.
Weight: Medium / Heavy
Composition: 100% Wool
Width: 155cm / 61inch
Pattern repeat: 2cm / 0.78inch (Full Chevron Width)
This quintessential classic Donegal Tweed is but one of another small collection of new Yorkshire tweed fabrics - created here in the epicentre of woollen fabric production - West Yorkshire. Expertly woven from the finest all wool yarns and finished to produce a premium quality, seriously soft but traditional wool hand. Boasting the characteristic classic herringbone weave inspired by the Yorkshire countryside, which has historically provided the ideal conditions for woollen fabric production.
These heritage designs, named because the rows of chevrons, look like herrings' bones and natural yarn combination has a classic look and sturdy feel. Smart and confident as the millstone buildings of mill towns, this fabric will create garments sure to stand the test of time.
Milltown Nights is woven with a limestone grey, warp yarn alongside a subtle contrasting weft of darker marled grey, Donegal yarn flecked with the signature 'neps' in happy and bright primary and secondary colours. The combinations of yarns produce a stylish contrast defining this timeless herringbone design and the colourful Donegal flecks elevate the fabric, like the twinkling coloured lights of industrial mill towns on foggy grey nights. Grey is a classic hue, always smart and the addition of cheerful Donegal flecks provides countless opportunities to pick out accent colours.
Milltown Nights has a sturdy and stable handle with a traditional yet soft country woollen feel. Wool fabrics will naturally regulate to the temperature of the wearer and protect from the outside elements. Naturally water repellent too, this fabric will also keep you dry as well as warm.
Calling all country tweed lovers. This first-rate fabric will make excellent classics, such as super-smart separates for country and town, gents and ladies, field coats and jackets/ blazers, The Avid Seamstress - The Blazer is ideal as are waistcoats like our The Pattern Stash - Jemima Waistcoat.
Boasting a medium/heavy drape quality that is perfect for creating a wide range of tweed items from classic skirts The Pattern Stash - Amelia Skirt pinafore dresses and shift dresses to longer length garments such as overcoats and capes. Classic country woollens never date... For more modern styles create bomber jackets, and stylish pea coats - 3/4 coats; perfect for smartening up jeans and shirt ensembles.
If you love all things natural, then why not extend this country tweed into your accessories, perfect for neck warmers, add some colourful snug fleece or flannel for the backing and make super-smart bags, hats and caps to complete the look.
Interior Designers; use this hard-wearing wool herringbone to create a range of coordinating soft furnishings such as cushions, throws, blinds and curtains for a truly harmonious styling in the home. Add some colourful buttons to your cushions.
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!
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!