"The original name of the cloth was tweel, Scots for twill,
it being woven in a twilled rather than a plain pattern.
Like many names, a story tells that the name came almost by chance.
About 1830, a London merchant received a letter from a Hawick firm,
Wm. Watson & Sons, 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."
|Sunset over the Tweed, the trees and the Eildon Hills. | by Dru Dodd|
"Tweed is a rough, woollen fabric, of a soft, open, flexible texture, resembling cheviot or homespun, but more closely woven. It is usually woven with a plain weave, twill or herringbone structure. Colour effects in the yarn may be obtained by mixing dyed wool before it is spun."
Harris Tweed is the world’s only commercially produced handwoven tweed.
The tweeds are handwoven by the islanders at their homes in the Outer Hebrides,
finished in the Outer Hebrides, and made from pure virgin wool
dyed and spun in the Outer Hebrides.
If you wish to learn more about Harris Tweed, please, visit their website
Is there equestrian style without tweed?
According to Mr. Ralph Lauren - no.
We think that as well! One of the most popular patterns of the
nannasalmi collection is called 'tweed'.
All the variations of different ribbon styles you find
Do you think these would look good with your tweeds?
Or could they be "the tweed" of your outfit?
"Contrary to popular belief, English women do not wear tweed nightgowns"
Ok, we believe that! Wear tweed around your finger or your wrist, wear it
next to your heart... Have your dearest friend with you all the time-
-nannasalmi custom made fine jewellery made with your own horse´s hair-