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Fabworks Yorkshire Tweeds

Our Yorkshire Tweed fabrics are created by the same team of expert craftsmen that produce the Fabworks Heart of Huddersfield Collection. From yarn through to weaving and finishing, these beauties are made int' Yorkshire mills by Yorkshire folk!

Sparrowhawk Magenta Check - Yorkshire Herringbone

£11.00
per half metre
Fabric Code: A3a21

Only 12m 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.


Description
Specifications:

Weight: Medium

Composition: 100% Wool

Width: 154cm / 60.6inch

Pattern Repeat: 11.5cm / 4.2inch

Sparrowhawk is a first-rate country palette, an all-wool fabric with a pop of magenta for added style. Its wonderful palette of wholesome hues combines weft yarns of warm beige, the colour of its namesakes' breast feathers, and horizontal over stripes of natural oatmeal, woven using a classic herringbone weave throughout the same oatmeal warp, (creating 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 woollen 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 forever.

Use Sparrowhawk 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 Sparrowhawk.

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. Sparrowhawk 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.

Garment Suggestions:
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Introducing

Fabworks Yorkshire Tweeds

Our Yorkshire Tweed fabrics are created by the same team of expert craftsmen that produce our exclusive HoH Collection. From yarn through to weaving and finishing, these beauties are made int' Yorkshire mills by Yorkshire folk!

Origins:

Made in Yorkshire mills by Yorkshire folk! This is one of Fabworks’ famous Yorkshire-made pure wool fabrics, constructed using surplus yarns that have been recycled & repurposed to create limited runs of exquisite quality classic tweed styles. Locally manufactured within an 8-mile radius of Fabworks, UK-spun wool yarns sourced from across the country are put into weave at some of world’s most renowned tweed mills, located in Huddersfield (West Yorkshire, England, UK). The heritage and quality of these items represents classic British manufacturing, in the heart of The Heavy Woollen District of West Yorkshire, renowned for its expertise in wool textiles manufacture.

These are all bespoke one-off pieces that are only available at Fabworks, conjuring heritage, sentiment and locale into the curation of classy colour palettes with a colourful and eco-friendly sustainable twist.

Properties & Detailing:

Featuring a range of different weaves, weights and finishes, you will find herringbones, twills, tartans, block checks, birdseyes, jacquards, houndstooths & other special weaves. You may even spot some completely unique weaves in this collection, where along with our manufacturer, we have been able to create brand new & completely niche weave patterns. The weavers who produce these beautiful cloths are experts in their field, operating a small family-run setup, just like our Fabworks family, offering completely unique one-off limited runs.

Fabric: Wayside Emerald - Best Block Check from The Heart of Huddersfield Crosshatch Chronicles collection A/W 2023

Uses:

All the Yorkshire Tweed fabrics are suitable for a range of practical purposes, from classic wool jackets & coats, to quirky skirts & home furnishings. With a minimum rub count (Martindale) of 20,000 these fabrics are equally serviceable for soft furnishing around the home either as tweed curtains, cushions or pouffes.

Did you know? Wool fabric has been used in garment manufacturing for generations, with the first recorded piece of woollen clothing produced over 10,000 years ago? These Yorkshire Tweeds are timeless classics, with their mediumweight allowing for exceptional versatility in both clothing, craft and light soft furnishings.

Fabric: Wayside Emerald - Best Block Check from The Heart of Huddersfield Crosshatch Chronicles collection A/W 2023

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