Our friend James Rebanks farms in the North of Cumbria as well as writes bestselling books. The Rebanks tweed is made from his Herdwick and Swaledale wool spun together. A small portion is dyed a dark red (the colour used by farmers on the backs of Herwicks in the show ring) and hand woven by Sam Goates from Woven in the Bone.
The tweed will go into production in July and I expect it to be ready by the end of August. Pre-order your cloth now as it is a very limited edition.
The tweed will be approx. 70-75cm wide and is sold by the meter.
*The tweed in the images is a trail done with the Rebanks wool. The finished tweed will run with a red pattern.