Homing Pigeon - Yorkshire Herringbone Tweed
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Homing Pigeon - Yorkshire Herringbone Tweed is a gorgeous all wool tweed. Manufactured in Huddersfield undergoing the same processes as our exclusive Heart of Huddersfield wool range. This superb fabric is not exclusive.
Woven from a superb combination of yarns, this classic fabric is made from soft grey and natural-hued yarns showcased woven into the neat chevrons of the herringbone weave. This classic colour combination echoes the colours of Yorkshire grey homing pigeon's plumage, the fine herringbone resembling delicate yet streamlined feathers too! These iconic Yorkshire birds, and this wool tweed are a symbol of working-class culture, solid and reliable. The pigeon is also a symbol of persistence, prosperity and fortune - very much like the woollen trade of Yorkshires Mills.
Dive into this first-rate Homing Pigeon to reveal a closely woven woollen fabric with a versatile medium weight and traditional soft wool feel that drapes reassuringly with the promise of cosy warmth.
It’s the perfect fabric for all sorts of sewing room projects - it will always do as it’s told. Wool of this kind is easy to sew and will stand the test of time. All lovers of textiles will find lots of uses for this superb herringbone, taking you through A/W and perfectly into early spring.
Dressmakers: This fabric is perfect for fashioning classic outerwear and hard-wearing separates. Start with neat and stylish pencil skirts, create cosy pinafore dresses which are super comfy and make classic key pieces. Try classic jackets, lighter-weight coats and capes when your sewing skills are more established. Add multi-toned horn style buttons to your makes for seasonal style.
Interior designers: Use this hard-wearing wool herringbone to create a range of coordinating soft furnishings such as cushions, throws, blinds and curtains for truly harmonious styling in the home which is a true classic.
Craftspeople: Create 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!
Weight: Light / Medium
Composition: 100% Wool
Width: 164cm / 64.5inch
Pattern repeat: 1.4cm / 0.5inch (Chevron Repeat)
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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!