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New Pastures Plaid; is a superb 100% all wool twill. Manufactured in Huddersfield undergoing the same processes as our exclusive Heart of Huddersfield range. This fabric a not one of Fabworks' own exclusive designs.
This subtle melange of yarns has produced a wonderfully natural palette. New Pastures Plaid reminded us of pastureland viewed from above. The grey limestone dry-stone walls that are characteristic of the Yorkshire landscape frame the newly ploughed and planted fields. The rich earth, misty grey, fresh green and ironstone coloured yarns woven into intersecting stripes within this first-rate woollen have a subtle marled effect, created by using a marled grey yarn throughout the whole plaid. Over stripes of a rich red/brown tone and a light rust accentuate this delightful fabric creating points of interest and the opportunity to use these accents for coordinating with plain fabrics.
This close weave woollen has a versatile medium weight and has the feel of a traditional, lightly brushed and slightly felted, wool tweed. Boasting a stable handle that also drapes reassuringly, the perfect fabric for a plethora of sewing room projects. This 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 Yorkshire Meltons, or Marled Meltons from the Heart of Huddersfield range to break up the plaid or showcase it as you choose. Fashion forecasts predict statement coats and outerwear will be hugely popular this A/W. Country interiors are always a classic too. Create a statement by fashioning your own bespoke designs using this special Yorkshire Tweed.
Dressmakers, Re-enactors, Costumiers, Interior designers and craftspeople, will all find a plethora of uses for New Pastures Plaid.
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. New Pastures Plaid 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.
Composition: 100% Wool
Width: 152.4cm / 60inchPattern Repeat: 30cm / 11.8inch