Squirrels' Drey - Storm Herringbone Yorkshire Tweed
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.
This unique woollen fabric is part of the Heart of Huddersfield The Herringbones collection for A/W 2022.
Only available whilst stocks last.
Introducing The Herringbones:
This gorgeous woollen tweed is one of twelve exclusive fabrics that form the new Heart of Huddersfield Collection for 2022. Hot off the looms and manufactured by Fabworks, from yarn through to weaving and finishing this bespoke beauty has been made in Yorkshire mills by Yorkshire folk! The HoH 2022 collection features two different coloured warps. Six of the twelve herringbones feature a soft misty grey warp, that form the Mist Herringbones. (The other six feature a dark stormy grey warp and form the Storm Herringbones.)
Weight: Light / Medium
Composition: 100% Wool
Width: 156cm / 61.4cm
Pattern repeat: 2.5cm / 0.98inch
Furnishing Rub Count: 20,000
Matching Gutermann Threads: 26/591 & 702
Squirrels’ Drey has a rich and comforting rusty palette with smoky undertones, inspired by the cheerful russet coat of the illusive red squirrel. The untidy-looking drey hides a complex home, made from dark foraged woodland finds.
Featuring chevrons of a rusty orange weft combined with tinges of the signature stormy grey within the warp give an almost fiery glow, together making a very cosy combination suggestive of the slumbering red squirrel, tightly curled up in its snug den. A nostalgic nod to Hearthside Tipple, one of the founding fabrics from our original HoH range in 2019, these rich and warming tones are the perfect remedy for the colder months.
Why not pair with our Thunderbridge Storm - Marled Melton.
The Herringbones are a collection of closely woven, versatile fabrics with a medium weight and a gentle woolly feel that boasts a stable handle and drape to be trusted to form pretty gathers. Perfect for a plethora of sewing room projects, the Mist & Storm Herringbones will always do as they are told. Wool of this kind is easy to sew and will stand the test of time.
Wool fabric has been used in garment manufacturing for generations. Did you know the first recorded piece of woollen clothing was produced over 10,000 years ago? These Yorkshire Tweeds are timeless classics, with their medium weight allowing for exceptional versatility in both clothing, craft and light soft furnishings.
The Pattern Stash:
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If you are looking for inspiration for how to team these gorgeous Herringbones together, cycle through the photos on this page to see our favourite combinations that we use alongside The Herringbones!
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And very easy to work with. I made a ladies waistcoat (Butterick 6745) and lined it with Cranberry Rain poplin, they work so well together and a dream to sew. Initially I increased the needle size for the wool - but then forgot to change it back after sewing the lining - it didn’t seem to make any difference, the materials work so well together. Such high quality fabric, and a great price. They have rekindled my interest in dressmaking.
Thank you Fabworks!
I chose the Squirrels Drey - Storm Herringbone for my waistcoat as it was the one that appealed to me most, red is my favourite colour so the deep and dark orange was closest to that. - Lyndon
The Heart of Huddersfield is easy to work with, has a good handle and is just lovely to sew with. A tip to fellow beginner sewists using these gorgeous wools, or just sewers in general, trim your seams down on the inside for less bulk! This helps massively, especially on areas like the waistband. - Claudia
The Mist Herringbones
A collection of 6 Herringbone Yorkshire Tweed fabrics featuring a light grey warp.
The Full Herringbone Collection
An exclusive collection of twelve Yorkshire woven herringbone tweeds for A/W 2022.
Garment inspiration from our Team
HoH: The Collections
Heading into Autumn/Winter time is quite exciting! If you're a sewing enthusiast, like us, the best part of all is that we can start sewing with fabulous Wool fabrics!