A soft and flexible fabric for men's wear, made wholly of wool except in some inferior kinds, the wool being dyed, usually in two colors, before weaving.
Deriving its name from its place of origin originally, it was made made on the River Tweed it is a soft, flexible wool fabric in plain or twilled weave, often woven from two colors of threads.
a general term describing strong, rough texture fabrics with mixed color effects. Traditionally wool but tweeds of various fibers are now made. Used for coats, suits, jackets, drapery, upholstery.
A medium to heavy weight, rough-surfaced wool fabric for outerwear. Tweed is often used in coats and suits.
a coarse, rugged, and often nubby woolen fabric in plain balanced or variation (originally twill) weave. Used as casual suits and coats.
a twilled woollen cloth woven in one ply wool.
a wool fabric with a rough surface, in a twill weave of two or more colors
(see also Harris tweed) A soft thick fabric, woven from contrasting woolen yarns. Popular fabric for coats and suits for both men and women. Owes it’s name to the traditional woolen mills alongside the river tweed in Scotland. examples
A thick, coarsely woven wool fabric used for making men's jackets, often in a herringbone or uneven pattern.
a medium to heavy weight twill weave fabric, usually woolen, containing colored slubbed yarns
Made with wool yarns, it comes in a variety of textures and colors. It can be used for curtains and upholstery.
"Tweed" is a term broadly applied to the sturdier types of fabrics made of the coarser grades of wool. Tweed fabrics originally derived their interest from the color effects obtained by mixing stock-dyed wools. More recently the term includes monotones, which derive their interest from weave effects. The most popular weaves for tweeds are plain, twill, and variations of the latter. Now also made of other fibers.
thick woolen fabric used for clothing; originated in Scotland
a course wool fabric in a variety of weaves and cloth
Rough durable woolen cloth with irregular slubs or knots on the surface, made with a twill or herringbone weave. Multicolored yarns are produced by adding colored nubs prior to spinning. Early tweeds were characterized by a very hairy face and scratchy hand. Today, many tweeds are flattened and shaven to soften them. Made in various weights and patterns and used for suits, sportswear and coats.
Textured with an ultra low pile velour face and velour back. The texture is made visible by use of a black yarn.
A coarse wool cloth in a variety of weaves and colors, either hand-spun and handwoven in Scotland or reproduced, often by machine, elsewhere.
Originally made in Scotland from hand-spun woolen yarns and woven on handlooms. Today, it is a plain weave, irregularly textured fabric of many colored yarns, dyed before weaving. It also can be fashioned from a twill or herringbone weave or have a distinct checked pattern, such as houndstooth. In home decorating, this heavyweight fabric is best suited for upholstery and cushions.
A medium to heavy weight, fluffy, woolen, twill weave fabric containing colored slubbed yarns. Common end-uses include coats and suits.
Rough and hairy, tweeds (the most famous being Donegal, Harris and Shetland, from their places of origin), were usually heavier cloth (from 14 to 24 ounces) and used for cold-weather suiting, sports jackets and topcoats. More recently, fabric houses such as Holland & Sherry and Dormeuil have produced tweeds that have all the beautiful characteristics of the traditional cloth but with less than one-third the weight. Dormeuil's Sportex tweed, originally woven at 20 ounces, is now produced at 12 ounces; Holland & Sherry, whose original Shetlands weighed in at 14 ounces and more, now produce a line at 11 ounces.
A rough-textured, multi-colored weave of heathered woolen yarn.
See Basket Weave )
a heavy, twill-weave fabric with slubbed (unevenly textured) woolen yarns.
A woven textile with mixed colors and a textured surface created through novelty yarns.
Fabric, often of wool, woven of two or more colors of yarn.
A term given to a long list of medium weight, rough woollen fabrics, usually made with a 2-up and 2-down weave, such as twill weave or hopsack weave. Tweed can be made in solid colours, mixtures, blends, stripes, checks, with dobby patterns or Jacquard patterns, but all should traditionally be made of 100% wool. The word tweed came about by accident, by the slip of a London cloth merchant's pen in about 1840, when referring to a consignment of 'tweel cloth' woven with a twill weave in the Borders of Scotland. Coincidently much of the tweed industry developed and remained for many years along the banks of the River Tweed, in the Borders of Scotland. Tweed has a variety of uses including jackets , suits, skirts and hats. Some of the most well known tweeds are: Bannockburn, Connemara, Harris, Irish, Knickerbocker, Linton, Lovat, Shetland and Thornproof.
A textured surface with a low-pile tweed look.
A thick wool or wool blend fabric woven with dyed yarns.
A course heavy weight woollen fabric originating from Scotland. More commonly applied nowadays to a wider range of woollen fabrics.
Originally derived from the Scottish word "tweel," meaning, "to cross," the name of the Tweed River, which separates England from Scotland. Tweed material is prickly and coarse, and used in jackets and vests, rather than pants. Different varieties of tweed take their names from region of origin.
A coarse, heavy weight, rough surfaced wool fabric, originally hailing from Scotland.
Tweed is a type of fabric using the twill weave. ;
A homespun effect created by multi or monochromatic colored yarns woven on plain looms. The fabric is usually wool or worsted and often has a rough texture.
Originally, a coarse, heavyweight, rough surfaced wool fabric for outerwear, woven in Scotland. The term is now applied to fabrics made in a wide range of weights and qualities, generally from woollen spun yarns.
A rough, nubby, woollen fabric with subdued and interesting colour effects. Popular in international collections have featured tweed in the past season.
Large group of rough surfaced woolens with home-spun texture. "Tweed" is the Scotch word for "twill," and tweeds originally were woven at home by the country people living on the Tweed River between England and Scotland.
Tweed is a fabric with a homespun effect created by multi- or monochromatic-colored yarns woven on plain looms. Usually made of wool or worsted, tweed often has a rough texture.
A medium to heavyweight woolen, twill weave fabric that is characterized by colored stubby yarns, used for coats and suits.
A wool, cotton or synthetic fabric fashioned of two or more colors of yarn dyed before weaving.
upholstery weight textile in plain balanced or variation weave, (originally) twill weave or variation. Plain and twill weaves may be combined in some novelty tweeds. Made first of wool in Scotland. Today’s tweeds may be of wool, nylon or a combination of natural and man-made fibres in solid colors, also heathered effect or plaid.
Tweed is a rough, unfinished woollen fabric, of a soft, open, flexible texture resembling cheviot or homespun, but more closely woven. It is made in either plain or twill weave and may have a check, twill, or herringbone pattern. Subdued, interesting color effects (heather mixtures) are obtained by twisting together differently colored woolen strands into a two- or three-ply yarn.