Tweed Fabric

The original name of the cloth was tweel, Scots for twill, it being woven in a twilled rather than a plain pattern.    A traditional story has the name coming about almost by chance,  in about 1830, a London merchant received a letter from a Hawick firm, Wm. Watson & Sons of Dangerfield Mills about some tweels. The London merchant misinterpreted the handwriting, understanding it to be a trade-name taken from the river Tweed that flows through the Scottish Borders textile area. Subsequently the goods were advertised as Tweed, and the name has remained ever since.

 

Tweeds are an icon of traditional British Country Clothin being desirable for informal outerwear, due to the material being moisture-resistant and durable. Tweeds are made to withstand harsh climate  and are commonly worn for outdoor activities such as shooting and hunting, in both Ireland and the United Kingdom. In Ireland, tweed manufacturing is most associated with County Donegal.

 

 

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Country Tweed Fabric Grey Lilac Check 13oz Ref 1818/22
100% Pure Wool Tweed Fabric Fabric Width 150cm Approx 450g per linear metre Sold by the metre (smaller quantities may be available upon request) Sewing, Crafts, Furnishings, Upholstery, Tailoring Ideally suited for tailored items such as kilts, kilt jackets, waistcoats, trousers and skirts We also highly recommend this fabric for soft furnishings and upholstery If you purchase more than one metre you..
£25.95
Country Tweed Fabric Grey Red Check 10oz Ref 1813/15
100% Pure Wool Tweed Fabric Fabric Width 150cm Approx 360g per linear metre Sold by the metre (smaller quantities may be available upon request) Sewing, Crafts, Furnishings, Upholstery, Tailoring Ideally suited for tailored items such as kilts, kilt jackets, waistcoats, trousers and skirts We also highly recommend this fabric for soft furnishings and upholstery If you purchase more than one metre you..
£25.95
Country Tweed Fabric Pink Herringbone 13oz Ref 1812/9
100% Pure Wool Tweed Fabric Fabric Width 150cm Approx 450g per linear metre Sold by the metre (smaller quantities may be available upon request) Sewing, Crafts, Furnishings, Upholstery, Tailoring Ideally suited for tailored items such as kilts, kilt jackets, waistcoats, trousers and skirts We also highly recommend this fabric for soft furnishings and upholstery If you purchase more than one metre you..
£27.95
Country Tweed Fabric Purple Green Orange Check 13oz Ref 1818/19
100% Pure Wool Tweed Fabric Fabric Width 150cm Approx 450g per linear metre Sold by the metre (smaller quantities may be available upon request) Sewing, Crafts, Furnishings, Upholstery, Tailoring Ideally suited for tailored items such as kilts, kilt jackets, waistcoats, trousers and skirts We also highly recommend this fabric for soft furnishings and upholstery If you purchase more than one metre you..
£25.95
Country Tweed Fabric Purple Pink Green Check 13oz Ref 1818/20
100% Pure Wool Tweed Fabric Fabric Width 150cm Approx 420g per linear metre Sold by the metre (smaller quantities may be available upon request) Sewing, Crafts, Furnishings, Upholstery, Tailoring Ideally suited for tailored items such as kilts, kilt jackets, waistcoats, trousers and skirts We also highly recommend this fabric for soft furnishings and upholstery If you purchase more than one metre you..
£25.95
Country Tweed Fabric Red Herringbone 13oz Weight - Ref 1812/10
100% Pure Wool Tweed Fabric Fabric Width 150cm Approx 450g per linear metre Sold by the metre (smaller quantities may be available upon request) Sewing, Crafts, Furnishings, Upholstery, Tailoring Ideally suited for tailored items such as kilts, kilt jackets, waistcoats, trousers and skirts We also highly recommend this fabric for soft furnishings and upholstery If you purchase more than one metre you..
£27.95
Country Tweed Green Purple Windowpane 13oz Ref 1813/9
100% Pure Wool Tweed Fabric Fabric Width 150cm Approx 420g per linear metre Sold by the metre (smaller quantities may be available upon request) Sewing, Crafts, Furnishings, Upholstery, Tailoring Ideally suited for tailored items such as kilts, kilt jackets, waistcoats, trousers and skirts We also highly recommend this fabric for soft furnishings and upholstery If you purchase more than one metre you..
£27.95
Scotch Tweed Exclusive Fabric Range - Ref 2070B
100% Pure Shetland Wool Tweed Fabric Fabric Weight 425glm approximately Sold By The Metre Fabric Width 150cm Recommended Dry Clean Only Usually dispatches within 2 - 3 business days *** Please note - cut cloth is non-returnable so please ensure that you are happy with the colour and handle of the fabric.  We do our very best to represent the colours accurately on our photographs ..
£29.95
Scotch Tweed Exclusive Fabric Range - Ref 2072B
100% Pure Shetland Wool Tweed Fabric Fabric Weight 425glm approximately Sold By The Metre Fabric Width 150cm Recommended Dry Clean Only Usually dispatches within 2 - 3 business days *** Please note - cut cloth is non-returnable so please ensure that you are happy with the colour and handle of the fabric.  We do our very best to represent the colours accurately on our photographs ..
£29.95
Scotch Tweed Exclusive Fabric Range - Ref 640606
100% Pure Shetland Wool Tweed Fabric Fabric Weight 425glm approximately Sold By The Metre Fabric Width 150cm Recommended Dry Clean Only Usually dispatches within 2 - 3 business days *** Please note - cut cloth is non-returnable so please ensure that you are happy with the colour and handle of the fabric.  We do our very best to represent the colours accurately on our photographs ..
£29.95
Scotch Tweed Exclusive Fabric Range - Ref 640607
100% Pure Shetland Wool Tweed Fabric Fabric Weight 425glm approximately Sold By The Metre Fabric Width 150cm Recommended Dry Clean Only Usually dispatches within 2 - 3 business days *** Please note - cut cloth is non-returnable so please ensure that you are happy with the colour and handle of the fabric.  We do our very best to represent the colours accurately on our photographs ..
£29.95
Scotch Tweed Exclusive Fabric Range - Ref 640608
100% Pure Shetland Wool Tweed Fabric Fabric Weight 425glm approximately Sold By The Metre Fabric Width 150cm Recommended Dry Clean Only Usually dispatches within 2 - 3 business days *** Please note - cut cloth is non-returnable so please ensure that you are happy with the colour and handle of the fabric.  We do our very best to represent the colours accurately on our photographs ..
£29.95
Scotch Tweed Exclusive Fabric Range - Ref 640609
100% Pure Shetland Wool Tweed Fabric Fabric Weight 425glm approximately Sold By The Metre Fabric Width 150cm Recommended Dry Clean Only Usually dispatches within 2 - 3 business days *** Please note - cut cloth is non-returnable so please ensure that you are happy with the colour and handle of the fabric.  We do our very best to represent the colours accurately on our photographs ..
£29.95
Scotch Tweed Exclusive Fabric Range - Ref 640612
100% Pure Shetland Wool Tweed Fabric Fabric Weight 425glm approximately Sold By The Metre Fabric Width 150cm Recommended Dry Clean Only Usually dispatches within 2 - 3 business days *** Please note - cut cloth is non-returnable so please ensure that you are happy with the colour and handle of the fabric.  We do our very best to represent the colours accurately on our photographs ..
£29.95
Scotch Tweed Exclusive Fabric Range - Ref 640613
100% Pure Shetland Wool Tweed Fabric Fabric Weight 425glm approximately Sold By The Metre Fabric Width 150cm Recommended Dry Clean Only Usually dispatches within 2 - 3 business days *** Please note - cut cloth is non-returnable so please ensure that you are happy with the colour and handle of the fabric.  We do our very best to represent the colours accurately on our photographs ..
£29.95
Scotch Tweed Exclusive Fabric Range - Ref 640614
100% Pure Shetland Wool Tweed Fabric Fabric Weight 425glm approximately Sold By The Metre Fabric Width 150cm Recommended Dry Clean Only Usually dispatches within 2 - 3 business days *** Please note - cut cloth is non-returnable so please ensure that you are happy with the colour and handle of the fabric.  We do our very best to represent the colours accurately on our photographs ..
£29.95
Scotch Tweed Exclusive Fabric Range - Ref 640615
100% Pure Shetland Wool Tweed Fabric Fabric Weight 425glm approximately Sold By The Metre Fabric Width 150cm Recommended Dry Clean Only Usually dispatches within 2 - 3 business days *** Please note - cut cloth is non-returnable so please ensure that you are happy with the colour and handle of the fabric.  We do our very best to represent the colours accurately on our photographs ..
£29.95
Scotch Tweed Exclusive Fabric Range - Ref 640617
100% Pure Shetland Wool Tweed Fabric Fabric Weight 425glm approximately Sold By The Metre Fabric Width 150cm Recommended Dry Clean Only Usually dispatches within 2 - 3 business days *** Please note - cut cloth is non-returnable so please ensure that you are happy with the colour and handle of the fabric.  We do our very best to represent the colours accurately on our photographs ..
£29.95
Scotch Tweed Exclusive Fabric Range - Ref 644026
100% Pure Shetland Wool Tweed Fabric Fabric Weight 425glm approximately Sold By The Metre Fabric Width 150cm Recommended Dry Clean Only Usually dispatches within 2 - 3 business days *** Please note - cut cloth is non-returnable so please ensure that you are happy with the colour and handle of the fabric.  We do our very best to represent the colours accurately on our photographs ..
£29.95
Scotch Tweed Exclusive Fabric Range - Ref 644027
100% Pure Shetland Wool Tweed Fabric Fabric Weight 425glm approximately Sold By The Metre Fabric Width 150cm Recommended Dry Clean Only Usually dispatches within 2 - 3 business days *** Please note - cut cloth is non-returnable so please ensure that you are happy with the colour and handle of the fabric.  We do our very best to represent the colours accurately on our photographs ..
£29.95
Scotch Tweed Exclusive Fabric Range - Ref 644028
100% Pure Shetland Wool Tweed Fabric Fabric Weight 425glm approximately Sold By The Metre Fabric Width 150cm Recommended Dry Clean Only Usually dispatches within 2 - 3 business days *** Please note - cut cloth is non-returnable so please ensure that you are happy with the colour and handle of the fabric.  We do our very best to represent the colours accurately on our photographs ..
£29.95