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Purple Thistle - Caledonian Tartan is a gorgeous 16oz all wool tartan. Manufactured in Huddersfield.
Woven in a traditional tartan design, from a delightful combination of nature hued yarns in a truly rich complementary palette; inspired by the wild and beautiful Scottish Highlands. Caledonia is the ancient Roman name for Scotland and is now used to describe anything pertaining from Scotland, this particular plaid is described as a plaid for everyone and is not assigned to any particular clan.
The intersecting bands of royal blue and thistle purple sit in perfect unison with squares of midnight navy, flanked by Scots pine green. Jet black unifies and adds definition to this stylish jewel hued tartan, perfect for all lovers of Scotland and tartan.
This first rate, all wool, Yorkshire woven tartan is just stunning! Purple Thistle - Caledonian Tartan is a closely woven woollen fabric, featuring a versatile medium- heavy weight (16oz) and a traditional wool feel that boasts a stable handle and drapes reassuringly with the promise of cosy warmth. It’s the perfect fabric for a plethora of sewing room projects ( including traditional Highland costumes!) it will always do as it’s told and take pleats perfectly !! Wool of this kind is easy to sew and will stand the test of time.
All lovers of textiles will find a plethora of uses for this first-rate Yorkshire Tweed, taking you through A/W and perfectly into spring.
Purple Thistle - Caledonian Tartan is perfect for fashioning classic and modern outerwear and hard-wearing separates. Start with simple and stylish pencil skirts, A-line bias cut skirts and waistcoats, choose a complementary quality 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. Add multi toned, buttons to your makes, picking out the accent colours for an individual style.
Freshen up your home and use this hard-wearing wool tartan to create a range of coordinating soft furnishings such as cushions, throws, blinds and curtains for truly harmonious styling in the home.
Don't forget to use all your scraps for; 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!
Weight: Medium/Heavy (16oz kilt weight)
Composition: 100% Wool
Width: 156cm / 61.4inch
Pattern repeat: 24.5cm / 9.6inch