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This nature-inspired, large scale check all wool worsted is a slightly heavier weight than the usual suiting weight worsteds making it ideal for sports jackets and traditional, smart country attire, but Grouse In Grassland - Worsted Alsport has traditional appeal can be easily incorporated into quirky Brit style designs that are as popular now as they were when fabrics like this were first manufactured. Think of designers like McQueen's and Westwood's use of tweeds and Chanel's 2018 A/W styles.
Grouse In Grassland was woven by a British manufacturer who hold Royal warrants to this day and have associations with the British Royal Family since The Prince of Wales gave his name to that eponymous monochrome district check. Designer labels don't always guarantee quality, but the finely woven, golden selvedge ribbon on this impeccable wool 'jacketing' is the real deal! (See the last photo for a closeup).
The expertly woven large scale check boasts a palette of earthy, natural colours like the dried rugged grasslands of high moors, where the cleverly camouflaged grouse and partridges hide. Vertical stripes of two widths form wide bands of straw and earthy dark tones. The vertical bands are flanked by russet adding definition and colour to the otherwise neutral palette. Horizontal stripes in rich plum adds the final flourish, (a game bird pop of colour)! Use these accent colours to coordinate and add interest to your ensembles.
Grouse in Grassland - Worsted Alsport boasts a medium-light weight often referred to as jacketing weight. This all wool worsted is stable, closely woven and has a lovely soft yet reassuringly warm drape quality. This will of course make fabulously dapper winter suits, jackets trousers and skirts but think outside the box and create alternative styles or combinations. Pleat the horizontal stripes to create a totally different look depending on which stripes you pleat ~ perfect for longer line kilt style skirts and pinafore dresses or to create preppy shorter skirts. Team with Fairisle cardigans, woolly tights and sturdy leather look brogues for retro chic. Grouse in Grassland will also make fabulous overcoats for both gents and ladies with classic appeal but can be quickly updated by styling with bohemian '70s style dresses in autumnal florals.
If something a little more edgy is more your style then play around with bias cutting, tucking and draping for a Viv Westwood look. This impeccably woven classic may look traditional but classics are just that for a reason. There are so many possibilities for this first rate worsted woollen.
Composition: All Wool
Width: 156cm / 61.4inch
Pattern repeat: 11cm / 4.3inch (vertical)
Pattern repeat: 7cm / 2.75inch (horizontal)