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What is "Donegal Tweed" - Definition & Explanation

A medium to heavy, plain or twill weave fabric in which colorful yarn slubs are woven into the fabric. The name originally applied to a hand-woven woolen tweed fabric made in Donegal, Ireland. End-uses include winter coats and suits.
A medium to heavy of plain or twill weave fabric in which colorful yarn slubs are woven into the fabric. Made from wool but can also be made from rayons and cottons. It is mostly made from a plain weave but can also be made in twill. Donegal was originally a homespun woven by the peasants in Donegal, Ireland and is a rough and ready fabric that stands much hard wear. End-uses include winter coats and suits. Yarns are coarse with thick slubs and colored nubs. Now made in other places as well - particularly England.
A plain-weave fabric woven from woollen-spun yarns characterized by a random distribution of brightly coloured flecks or slubs. It was originally produced as a coarse woollen suiting in County Donegal.

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