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Breath of Fresh Air - Grey Herringbone is an all wool herringbone fabric from the Valley Mist collection, one of our very special Heart of Huddersfield wools.
Spun from a blend of the finest wool fibres, this subtle combination has a predominantly pale minty grey tone. A beautiful pale marled grey warp yarn forms the base for the fresh multi tonal grey-green yarn which forms the weft. The combination of the two yarns creates a subtle contrast showcasing the classic chevrons of the herringbone weave perfectly.
The Valley Mist collection draws inspiration from the constantly changing weather of the Holme Valley landscape and its surroundings and the colours that we associate with. Breath of Fresh Air - Grey Herringbone is just as its name suggests, a light, fresh and stunning wool tweed. If you love its cool misty tones, you’ll love the other fabrics in the Valley Mist collection, the shades complement each other perfectly and they’ll mix and match with other fabrics from the Heart of Huddersfield range.
Breath of Fresh Air - Grey Herringbone is a closely woven woollen fabric. It has a versatile light-medium weight and a soft wool feel that boasts a stable handle that drapes reassuringly and can be trusted to form pretty gathers. It’s the perfect fabric for a plethora 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.
Dressmakers, Reenactors, Costumiers, Interior Designers and Craftspeople and all lovers of textiles will find a plethora of uses for this first-rate herringbone, taking you through A/W and into spring.
Dressmakers; Breath of Fresh Air - Grey Herringbone is perfect for fashioning classic outerwear and hard-wearing separates. Start with simple and stylish pencil skirts, A-line skirts and waistcoats, choose a complementary lining and you’ll have garments that will soon become perennial favourites. Shift dresses and pinafore dresses are super comfy and make classic key pieces. When your sewing skills are more established, try classic jackets, coats and capes. For the daring and creative; feminine Chanel-style suits with coordinating velvet trims or your own bespoke frayed tweed trim are a superb style to try. Won’t this make the sweetest children’s coats too, perhaps with frilled and gathered details, and perfect for a page boy’s waistcoat, in time for a spring wedding!
Reenactors and Costumiers; embrace the natural hues of this all wool fabric, it’s perfect for creating hardwearing outerwear - natural fibres with a natural colour palette and classic weave. Ideal!
Interior Designers; use this hard-wearing yet soft classic wool herringbone to create a range of coordinating soft furnishings such as cushions, throws, blinds and curtains for a truly harmonious styling in the home.
Craftspeople; 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!
The Perfect Fit; having designed the whole collection, testing out colour and weave combinations we think that Breath of Fresh Air - Grey Herringbone teams up excellently with the other misty tones in the Valley Mist collection. A special mention to the delightful birdseye weave Heron Flight that coordinates particularly well.
Did you know that there are two different coloured warps within the twelve Herringbone fabrics? There are six herringbones with a soft marled pale grey warp, which combine with the coloured weft yarns to make these six gorgeous soft pastels tones. The other warp is a rich deep marled teal which combines with the coloured weft yarns to make these striking rich warming tones. Breath of Fresh Air is one of the six soft pastel herringbones.
Please note that all HOH fabrics are sold by the half metre. £12.50 per half metre. Please take extra care when ordering fabric lengths from this range. All fabrics will be sent in one continuous length.
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Composition: 100% wool
Width: 156cm / 61.4inch
Pattern Repeat: 2.5cm / 1inch