Sold with Limited Edition Tweed covers bound with twine, and personally signed by the author Vixy Rae. Covers are unique and so will vary from the one pictured.
Tweed is one of the world's most iconic fabrics, worn and loved from the country estates of Scotland and Ireland to the catwalks of Milan and Paris, and from the High Street to Peaky Blinders.
In THE ART OF TWEED, master tailor Vixy Rae takes you on a beautifully illustrated journey explaining the genius of this cloth for all seasons, how it came about, its immense practicality and how it has developed into today's universally loved fabric, worn by style icons such as Anna Wintour, David Beckham and David Gandy as well as famous fictional characters like James Bond, Sherlock Holmes and Indiana Jones.
From the spelling mistake that started it all off, to the huge range of weaves and styles, it's a fascinating story of how such a versatile and practical cloth has developed over two hundred years to meet the needs of the modern world.
And as it has transitioned onto the catwalks of the fashion world, no other cloth has bridged two such different worlds so seamlessly. Packed full of beautiful photography throughout, THE ART OF TWEED is the perfect book for anyone who loves this most fabulous and fashionable of fabrics.
"After completing my first book last year about tartan, it felt only right, to set myself to the task of writing about tweed too, as it’s very much part of my every day life, it thankfully came very naturally to me, where as ‘tartan was a tougher challenge and a lot of intense research.
My approach to tweed is and has always been respecting it’s tradition, whilst gracefully modernising and appreciating the craft and process that’s involved. I hope that in reading this book, you’ll firstly already be fond of the cloth and it’s wonderful heritage, and if not, it’ll give you an insight into the journey the cloth takes before it’s made up into a garment you may own. Thank you for your on going support and I hope you enjoy the book, as much as I did writing it." - Vixy Rae, Author
Size: 185 x 145 mm
Material: Paper, card, tweed cover
Note: The tweed covers are unique will vary in colour and pattern from the one shown for illustration