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Barn Owl is a first-rate natural palette, all wool fabric with a pop of magenta for added style. Its wonderful palette of wholesome hues combines weft yarns of a Barn Owl's Wing Feathers and horizontal over stripes of its Breast Feathers, woven using a classic herringbone weave throughout the same warp, (which creates 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 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 for years.
Use Barn Owl 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 Barn Owl.
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. Barn Owl 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.
Composition: All Wool
Width: 154cm / 60.6inch
Pattern Repeat: 11.5cm / 4.2inch