How fortunate are A Hume Country Clothing to be based in Kelso, in the Scottish Borders, on the banks of the world famous River Tweed. Tweed originated in Scotland, and its name derives from association with the Tweed River that runs through our town, and the entire Scottish Borders.
Tweed yarn is a type of yarn that features contrasting flecks of colour on a solid background. The flecks of color are often small pieces of short fibre leftover from carding spun together with plies of another fibre. Most kinds of tweed yarn are made with wool and many varieties are known for their rough, scratchy texture, as well as their warmth and durability. Some tweed varieties are blended with softer luxury fibres in order to lessen the scratchiness of the yarn. Tweed yarn is available in a wide range of weights, patterns and designs including plain twill, overcheck twill, plain herringbone. overcheck herringbone, houndstooth or dogtooth, checked tweed and tartans.