Experiments with tweed

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As well as my love for Liberty fabric I also adore the fantastic tweeds we produce here in Britain. So after many months of ideas brewing about whether I could introduce tweed to the CatkinJane range of ties I finally got down to putting some of those ideas into action and started some experiments with tweed in the workroom.

British tweed and Liberty print ties  British tweed and Liberty print bow ties

Using some of the tweed I already owned I made a couple of different widths of tie, and just couldn't resist using Liberty for the tippings! ...I think I prefer the slim width tie made from these...

I then decided to try bow ties and soon discovered that, even with a Liberty lawn backing, the tweed I was working with was too heavy for a self-tie bow tie. But the pre-tied version came out rather well (in my opinion)...

So, results of the experiment - an order placed for a selection of British tweeds that will be arriving soon!