Herringbone Harris Tweed

Herringbone Harris Tweed

Herringbone Harris Tweed

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.

What is Herringbone Tweed fabric?

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. Scroll to the bottom to browse the three Herringbone colours we currently have in our collection

What is Herringbone?

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.

What is Harris Tweed?

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.

You can find out more about Harris Tweed here in our blog.

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.

Harris Tweed Weaves

There are three types of Harris Tweed weaves: Herringbone, Twill (plain, 4×4 or 8×8), Barleycorn.

Harris Tweed Patterns

There are four types of Patterns: Houndstooth, Herringbone, Plaid, and Plain.

You can read more in our Harris Tweed Patterns Blog.

Trivia Corner

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).

Blue Herringbone Crossbody Bag

Maccessori Herringbone Harris Tweed

We currently have three stunning Herringbone Tweeds in our collection.

Click your favourite colour to browse the bags, purses and accessories available in each colour.

Blue Herringbone

Country Green Herringbone

Turquoise Herringbone

Do you like Herringbone Tweed?

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.


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