So it wasn’t long before it was being rewoven to keep up with demand.
WEAVE 2This was the first time the tweed was rewoven.
The design is created from six different colours of yarn, and the weave was identical to the original, although one of the colours was not the best match.
The original version of the Shetland Tweed is shown either on the left or top in each of these photos, to give a side-by-side comparison.This give the fabric an overall darker and more green shade. You can particularly see the green yarn in the extreme close-up below.
One bolt of sixty metres was woven of the Shetland Tweed in this form.
The finish of the fabric was very cut compared to the original, which had a softer and slightly fluffier surface.
Again the finish is a lot more cut than the screen-worn.
But the thing that is most annoying is the mismatch of spacing on the horizontal orange stripes.
As you can see, if they are aligned at the top, within five repeats its already a good half-inch out.
Two bolts of sixty metres each was woven of the Shetland Tweed in this form.
These reweaves shows that even if the SAME waver, using the SAME looms can’t always precisely match their original work.
That said, there is no other option to get this exclusive designs, so it is what it is.