‘Fabrics’ Category

  1. A visit to Smith Woollens


    April 10, 2014 by Ville Raivio

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

  2. Weaving Casentino cloth


    March 25, 2014 by Ville Raivio

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  3. Donald John McKay, the Harris Tweed man


    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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  4. Characteristics of the Grenadine Weave and Ties


    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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  5. Viyella Fabric


    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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Only a beautiful life is worth living.

"If John Bull turns around to look at you, you are not well dressed; but either too stiff, too tight, or too fashionable".
~ Beau Brummell