House Sparrow Egg (Blue Check) 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.
House Sparrow Egg (Blue Check) Yorkshire Tweed is a superb 100% all wool twill. Manufactured in Huddersfield undergoing the same processes as our exclusive Heart of Huddersfield Range. This fabric a not one of Fabworks' own exclusive designs.
House Sparrow Egg is woven in predominantly neutral grey and natural yarns for a pleasing and calm palette. The addition of a pale turquoise blue overcheck appears like a hint of blue sky peeping through the grey, a promise of better days to come. The overchecks of uplifting blue and pale natural accentuate this 100% wool creating points of interest and the opportunity to use accent colours to coordinate with plain fabrics.
This close-weave woollen has a versatile medium weight and has the feel of a traditional, lightly brushed and slightly felted, wool tweed. Boasting a stable handle that also drapes reassuringly, the perfect fabric for a plethora of sewing room projects. This skillfully crafted fabric will ‘do as it’s told’, wool of this kind is easy to sew and will stand the test of time. Use this stunning plaid to form the basis of your own nature-inspired, soft palette theme. Choose complimentary fabrics, such as the Yorkshire Meltons, or Marled Meltons from the Heart of Huddersfield range to break up the plaid or showcase it as you choose. Country style interiors are always a classic too. Create a statement by fashioning your own bespoke designs using this special Yorkshire Tweed.
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. Take a look at our Jemima Waistcoat from The Pattern Stash!
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. House Sparrow Egg will take you through autumn/winter and 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: Light / Medium
Composition: 100% Wool
Width: 154cm / 60.6inch
Pattern repeat: 11cm / 4.3inch
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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!