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Barn Owl Magenta Check - Yorkshire Herringbone

per half metre
Fabric Code: A3a18

Only 3m 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.

Barn Owl (Magenta Check) Yorkshire Herringbone is a superb 100% all Wool Herringbone fabric. Manufactured in Huddersfield undergoing the same processes in the same mills as our exclusive Heart of Huddersfield Range. This fabric is not one of Fabworks' own exclusive designs. 

Barn Owl is a first-rate natural palette, all wool fabric with a pop of magenta for added style.  Its wonderful palette of wholesome hues combines weft yarns of a Barn Owl's Wing Feathers and horizontal over stripes of its Breast Feathers, woven using a classic herringbone weave throughout the same warp, (which creates multi-tones throughout the whole plaid). The horizontal over stripes of natural white (and of course the magnificent magenta check) accentuate this 100% Wool creating points of interest and the opportunity to use accent colours to coordinate with plain fabrics.

This close herringbone weave has a versatile medium weight and has the feel of a traditional, lightly brushed and barely felted, wool tweed. it drapes reassuringly and creates the perfect fabric for a plethora of sewing room projects. This skillfully crafted fabric will always ‘do as it’s told’, Wool fabric of this kind is easy to sew and will last for years.

Use Barn Owl to create the basis of your own nature-inspired, soft palette theme for your wardrobe or home. Choose complimentary fabrics, such as the Yorkshire Meltons, Marled Meltons and Thistledown Marls from the Heart of Huddersfield range to break up the plaid 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 plethora of uses for Barn Owl.

Dressmakers; start with simple, yet stylish skirts, bias-cut A-line skirts will have a super stylish and classic appeal. Waistcoats and gilets with quilted linings are perfect partners for key pieces within your existing wardrobe, choose a complimentary lining and you will have garments that will be perennial favourites.

Pinafore dresses are super comfy and make classic key pieces, you can use the design within the plaid to your own advantage; draw attention to, or away from areas of your body. Using bias cutting methods and combining smaller designed fabrics from the whole collection will produce bespoke garments with designer flair. When your sewing skills are more established making a classic jacket, coat or cape is a truly satisfying project.

This hard-wearing country tweed is ideal for sports jackets and country-style clothing and of course all the accessories, caps, hats, and bags too. Barn Owl will take you through autumn/winter and elegantly into spring. Perfect for fashioning classic outerwear and hard-wearing separates, this fabric will keep you warm and dry without being too heavy or bulky.

Interior Designers: use this country-style, classic wool plaid to create a range of nature-inspired soft furnishings, appliqued cushions, throws, blinds and curtains. Team up with other tweed fabrics.

Craftspeople: Put this first-rate fabric to use for applique on cushions, bag making, door stops draught excluders, hats, caps, neck warmers etc.

Weight: Medium

Composition: 100% Wool

Width: 154cm / 60.6inch

Pattern Repeat: 11.5cm / 4.2inch

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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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