Herringbone tweed has a long and storied history that dates back centuries. This luxurious, classic fabric is still popular today, with many people choosing to add herringbone tweed to their wardrobe for its timeless style and elegance. Learn more about why this popular fabric has remained fashionable over the years and how you can incorporate it into your look.
Herringbone tweed is a traditional, loosely woven fabric that has an associated pattern of zigzag lines. The pattern on the fabric is made up of closely woven rows of small V shapes that are typically darker in colour against a lighter background.
Having just introduced our third Herringbone style into our Harris Tweed Colours, we wanted to share some info about what Herringbone is.
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Herringbone is a pattern consisting of columns of short parallel lines, with all the lines in one column sloping one way and all the lines in the next column sloping the other way.
It gets it’s name from the resemblance of fish bones – ‘Herring’s bones‘.
It is often referred to as a broken twill weave and you can get different sizes of Herringbone patterns.
Harris Tweed is a hand woven and hand dyed cloth that can be woven only in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland. As one of the most famous cloths in the world, it is the only material that is protected by its own act of parliament.
We currently have three stunning Herringbone Tweeds available.
Herringbone Harris Tweed is only one style of Harris Tweed fabric. With different colours, weaves and patterns to choose from, the Harris Tweed options are plentiful.
There are three types of weaves: Herringbone, Twill (plain, 4×4 or 8×8), Barleycorn.
There are four types of Patterns: Houndstooth, Herringbone, Plaid, and Plain.
Find out more about Harris Tweed in general, in our post ‘What is Harris Tweed.’
Whenever using a Harris Tweed twill weave, the Harris Tweed twill needs to run from bottom left to top right. (often referred to as Twill Right).
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We’ve put all of our Herringbone videos in one playlist. We’d love you to check it out and let us know what you think.