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Rievaulx Check - Yorkshire Tweed

per half metre
Fabric Code: A4b38

Rievaulx Check is a superb all wool twill plaid. Manufactured in Huddersfield undergoing the same processes as our exclusive Heart of Huddersfield range. This fabric a not one of Fabworks' own exclusive designs.

Woven from a combination of subtle melange yarns which produce a stunning palette of versatile grey-green and mauve tones. The flat weave has a pleasing & almost stepped design, adding to the neat repetition of boxed hedgerows found in formal gardens. Rievaulx Check epitomises the purple and grey-green hues of neatly planted medieval herb gardens, like the fabrics namesake Rievaulx Abbey would have had, where purple flowers of creeping Thyme and Lavender spill over onto limestone flagstones.

This ideal combination of complimentary toned yarns is woven into intersecting stripes, forming a classic windowpane check with a stunning purple sage coloured yarn. The yarns within this first-rate woollen have a subtle marled effect, created by using a marled grey-green yarn throughout the whole plaid. The delightful purple toned overcheck accentuates this delightful fabric creating a point of interest and the opportunity to coordinate with other purple toned fabrics.

This closely woven woollen has a versatile medium weight and has the feel of a traditional, lightly felted and brushed, wool tweed. Boasting a stable handle that also drapes reassuringly, the perfect fabric for a plethora of sewing room projects!

A skillfully crafted fabric will ‘do as it’s told’, wool of this kind is easy to sew and will stand the test of time. Use this stunning plaid to form the basis of your own country collection. Choose complimentary fabrics, such as the Marled Meltons from our exclusive Heart of Huddersfield range to break up the plaid or showcase it as you choose. Create a statement by fashioning your own bespoke designs using this special Yorkshire Tweed.

Dressmakers, Reenactors, Costumiers, Interior designers and craftspeople will all find a plethora of uses for Rievaulx Check.

Dressmakers; start with simple yet stylish skirts, bias cut A-line skirts will have a super stylish and classic appeal. Waistcoats and gillets 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. Rievaulx Check will take you through autumn/winter and 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.

Weight: Medium

Composition: 100% Wool

GSM: 304

Width: 148cm / 58.2inch

Pattern repeat: 7.7cm x 5.5cm  /  3inch x 2.1inch

Made in Huddersfield, Yorkshire

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