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Stepping Stones - Yorkshire Chequerboard Weave

per half metre
Fabric Code: A3c18

Only 16.5m 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.


Stepping Stones - Yorkshire Chequerboard Weave is a superb 100% Wool chunky basket weave (coating weight) fabric with a superb chequerboard feature design. Manufactured in Huddersfield undergoing the same processes in the same mills as our exclusive Heart of Huddersfield wool range. This superb fabric is not exclusive.


Stepping Stones is a first-rate natural palette, all wool fabric with calming riverbank hues. Its wonderful palette combines weft yarns of blended golden and green (like floating river reeds) alongside alternating deep water blue and creamy natural white warp yarns. The subtle chequerboard design is created when the yarns are woven over and under each other, in groups. The use of contrasting yarn produces excellent points of interest and the opportunity to use accent hues in coordinating plain fabrics. 


This clever rustic basket weave woollen has a super cosy medium - heavyweight and has the feel of a traditional, lightly brushed wool coating fabric. Boasting a stable handle that also drapes reassuringly creates the perfect fabric for a plethora of winter-spring warming, sewing room projects. This skilfully crafted fabric will do as it’s told, wool fabric of this kind is satisfying to sew and will last for years.

Garment suggestions:

Use Stepping Stones to create your own nature-inspired, comforting winter warmers for your wardrobe or home. Choose complementary fabrics, such as the Yorkshire Meltons, Marled Meltons and Thistledown Marls from the Heart of Huddersfield wools to complement or showcase it as you choose.  Natural country-style interiors are always a classic. Create understated chic styles by fashioning your own bespoke designs using this special Yorkshire Tweed.

Dressmakers, Costumiers, Interior designers and craftspeople, will all find a multitude of uses for Stepping Stones.

Dressmakers: start with simple wraps, ponchos and capes. Gilets with either linings or quilted linings are perfect partners for key pieces within your existing wardrobe and add a warming extra layer, perfect for throwing on over your jumper and jeans. More experienced sewists: making a coat is a satisfying project- patterns like The Avid Seamstress' The Coat and Sew Different's - Cocoon Jacket are ideal styles. Choose a complementary lining and you will have garments that will be perennial favourites.

Other Uses:

Interior designers this reassuringly warm and heavyweight, all wool fabric will make fabulous throws, hardwearing cushions and heavyweight draught excluding curtains.

Craftspeople create rustic country-style accessories, bags, hats, caps, neck warmers etc from this stylish tweed.


Weight:  Medium / Heavy 

GSM: 306

Composition: 100% Wool

Width: 150cm / 59inch

Pattern repeat: 2cm / 0.78inch

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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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