Friday, October 7, 2011

Bedford Cord

Bedford cord is often used in industry for clothing, most often for fabric that will wear well if the ribs are in plain weave. 

I wanted something with a some drape and using the very fine silk for warp with the fine wool/cashmere weft and the vertical ribs, the cloth has stability with drape, suitable for this swing coat.  It is also quite cosy and warm.  I gave the garment to my mother who has worn it for years, even in the winter on quite chilly days and she says it is comfy.

Currently reading Spellbound by Kelley Armstrong

1 comment:

Andrew Kieran said...

Enjoying this series Laura, it's bringing first year technical class flooding back, and there was ne thinking Bedford cord was just for upholstery