Tweed fabric is a woollen composition. It has a soft, flexible texture. Generally woven with a plain weave, twill or herringbone structure.
What is Tweed Fabric?
Tweed Fabric is a tightly woven fabric which can either be a plain, twill or herringbone weave. The wool is spun into a yarn, which can be dyed to a variety of colours.
Tweed is a staple in Scottish, Irish and English heritage. As tweed is such a durable and warm fabric, is it commonly used for outdoor activities such as hunting and shooting. Tweed is commonly used in Upper class country attire and has made waves among the elite. Tweed is also used for hunters, cyclists, and golfers.
The most common styles of Tweed include houndstooth, windowpane, gamekeeper’s tweed and Glen plaid check.
Tweed uses :
Tweed emerged as a fashionable cloth in the late 1820s and 1830. This was thanks to the celebrity of Scotsmen Sir Walter Scott and Lord Brougham, Lord Chancellor of Great Britain, of whom favoured bold tweed trousers. Tweed suits became fashionable for cosmopolitan men displaying modern middle-class professionalism.
Simultaneously, women sported new identities in tweed; including skirts, scarves, capes, handbags and hats. As you probably know, was heavily adapted by the late Coco Chanel who redesigned such garments for women.
Wool Herringbone tweed, is known for its geometric pattern, also known as a ‘broken twill weave’. The fabric is created by constructing thin lines that zigzag across the width of the fabric, forming an alternating column of ‘V’ shapes across the fabric. Firmly woven fabric with a soft smooth tweed finish. Suitable for jackets, pants, hats, trench coats, blazers, other outerwear, winter clothing, suit jackets, military uniforms.
Tweed is a woollen fabric. It has a soft, flexible texture. Generally woven with a plain weave, twill or herringbone structure. Here we have plain weave
Lomond Stripe Tweed
The Lomond upholstery range consists of seven shades of quality upholstery fabric. The colours are designed to mix and match with the plain and check versions of the fabric. Made from a high quality polyester blend, Lomond upholstery is designed to be fire retardant. It Is a legal requirement for upholstery fabric to meet British Safety Standards.
Lomond Plain Tweed
Lomond Plain. Durable woven furnishing fabric. 100% Polyester.A durable woven fabric. Ideal for curtains and drapes, cushion covers, chair covers and general upholstery.
Highland Tweed Woollen Material
Highland Tweed is a woollen fabric. Tweeds are great for outer wear. Ideal for shooting and hunting jackets and coats.
Tweed has recently made a comeback and is used by top end stores and fashion designers.
All Tweeds can be viewed online here