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Say Hello to Heart of Huddersfield 2021 - The Jewels of Yorkshire!
Our brand new collection of Fabworks’ Exclusive Bespoke Wool Fabrics. Gorgeous, woollens made up ‘ere int’ mills by Yorkshire folk!
At first glance, these may look like simple mediumweight Melton fabrics, but take a closer look to see a wealth of weaving expertise is revealed. The lightly brushed yarns are closely woven in a complex herringbone weave, producing a fabric with excellent stability, reassuring drape and a cosy brushed, lightly textured appearance – in other words, a small basket weave.
These combined factors produce a lovely melange of tones, as the warp and weft yarns pass under and over. There is definitely a lot “more than meets the eye” in this subtly textured quality wool fabric.
The Jewels of Yorkshire are solid, bold-coloured fabrics, perfect for lifting your winter wardrobe! Designed to coordinate and complement the previous weaves of Heart of Huddersfield: Thistledown Marl, Herringbone, Marled Melton, Yorkshire Melton and Birdseye. When it comes to sewing, we have a whole host of fabulous suggestions for teaming the Jewels of Yorkshire with other coordinating HoH wools. We'll be bringing you a blog on this very soon!
The inspiration for Rich Forever Green Emerald is the jewel tones of Chrome Diopside and of Precious Emeralds. Green is always associated with nature, the Egyptians used Malachite to attain a green pigment and the hieroglyph for green is a papyrus stem and frond. Green was the colour of the Eye of Horus thought to bring healing and protective powers thus representing wellbeing. Poorer civilizations had to find cheaper natural alternatives.
The blue tone of woad was generally mixed with the yellow of saffron and other pollen hues to achieve a green hue for dying textiles. Old shades of green lack the vibrancy that modern chemical dyes now enable us to achieve. Our colour is a bright emerald, strong and bold, made to stand out.
Historically, green also has associations with envy thanks to Iago's famous line about 'The green-eyed monster.' Use this fabric and you will see the truth in the words of the Bard.
Our Forever Green Emerald will make people green with envy for your bespoke creations. The evergreen leaves of verdant forests and rich Yorkshire woodlands abound in this powerful shade. Green is literally the colour of life. Use this strong colour alongside Tarnside Teal and Uber Ultramarine for a richly indulgent blue and green palette or sit alongside the pink, purple hues of Miraculous Magenta for a refreshing contrast. Use alongside, Foggy Pastures and Lush Mint for a tonal green palette.
The best way to get up close and personal with these beauties is to order a sample pack containing all 6 new colours from HOH 2021!
Click here to view a range of ex-designer, high-quality, British lining fabrics. Fabworks' 12 Jewel Jacquards, specially selected to complement our Heart of Huddersfield 2021 - The Jewels of Yorkshire!
Alternatively, click here to view our collection of coordinating linings to match the Twill Meltons.
Looking for haberdashery to coordinate with your fabric? Click here for our trims, haberdashery & other sewing essentials!
Weight: Medium / Heavy
GSM: 395 - 425
Composition: 100% Wool
Width: 152cm / 59 inch
Pattern repeat: N/A