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  1. The most beautiful 21st century tweed ?

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    December 11, 2014 by Ville Raivio

    Some two years ago I saw a tweed I haven’t been able to forget. It was colourful, coarse, thick, warm, …
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  2. The many uses of linen

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    June 20, 2014 by Ville Raivio

    BE LINEN MOVIE IN ENGLISH from Linen and hemp community on Vimeo. BE LINEN MOVIE 2 IN ENGLISH from Linen …
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  3. A word on textures

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    April 29, 2014 by Ville Raivio

    Small is the number of men who learn style under the tutelage of their fathers, and even fewer speak the …
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  4. A visit to Smith Woollens

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    April 10, 2014 by Ville Raivio

    Fashionable fabrics: a visit to Smith Woollens from Michael Alden on Vimeo.


  5. Weaving Casentino cloth

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    March 25, 2014 by Ville Raivio

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  6. Donald John McKay, the Harris Tweed man

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    February 13, 2014 by Ville Raivio

    Donald John McKay (MBE) weaves cloth. His is a small shed behind a house on a wee road by the …
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  7. Characteristics of the Grenadine Weave and Ties

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    October 29, 2013 by Ville Raivio

    The grenadine weave is a complex mesh of yarns combined with a leno technique, where two warp yarns twist around …
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  8. Viyella Fabric

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    August 8, 2013 by Ville Raivio

    Viyella is a shirt fabric woven from a mix of cotton and wool. Its name was derived from Via Gellia …
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  9. British Fabrics eBay Store

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    July 15, 2013 by Ville Raivio

    Sometimes a name is an omen. Howard Cantor’s British Fabrics works with, well, British fabrics and its eBay store is …
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  10. Michael Anton on Super Wools

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    July 8, 2013 by Ville Raivio

    In 2007, The American offered great advice on suitings. Michael Anton grabbed the ram by the horns with wise words …
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