Irish Tweed

History, Tradition, Fashion

Vawn Corrigan

Irish Tweed explores the history, the traditions, the patterns, the fashions and the legacy of Ireland's distinctive, natural woven fabric.

From Donegal cottages to the world stage, tweed has evolved and reinvented itself many times to weave its beautiful and lasting way into our hearts.
Date Published :
July 2020
Publisher :
The O'Brien Press
Series :
O'Brien Irish Heritage
Illustration :
125 Halftones, color
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Binding : Hardback
ISBN : 9781788490214
Pages : 192
Dimensions : 7.7 X 5.1 inches
Stock Status : In stock
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$19.99

Overview
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‘To be human is to be involved with cloth.’

Irish Tweed explores the history, the traditions, the patterns,

the fashions and the legacy of Ireland’s distinctive, natural woven fabric.

Arising from ancient woven traditions of brat (cloak), léine (tunic), linen and poplin, tweed has evolved and reinvented itself many times to weave its beautiful lasting way into our future fashions and psyche.

About The Author
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Dublin-based writer Vawn (Siobhán) Corrigan is a graduate of the School of English, Trinity College Dublin. She has an eclectic background: decades as a bellydance instructor, director of Kilmainham Arts Festivals and founder of the Irish support group for Home of Hope for Girls in South Africa. Vawn’s writing on Irish craft has been published in the Irish Arts Review, Irish Antiques Journal, Ireland of the Welcomes and the international textiles magazine Selvedge. She is a regular contributor to RTÉ radio’s Sunday Miscellany. Currently, her passion is Irish textile heritage.

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