Houndstooth Block

Excerpt from ‘WikiFashion’…

Houndstooth originated in Scotland in the 1800s, it was originally worn as an outer garment of woven wool cloth by shepherds. The pattern is still popular to this day in tweed and wool fabrics. It is a duo-tone pattern that is characterized by its abstract four-pointed shapes, most often in black and white. The pattern is usually used for coats and jackets…

…When it was first created, the pattern was referred to as Shepherd’s Check or Dogstooth. The smaller version of this print is referred to as puppy’s tooth.


Excerpt from ‘Wikipedia’…

The traditional houndstooth check is made with alternating bands of four dark and four light threads in both warp and weft / filling woven in a simple 2:2 twill, two over/two under the warp, advancing one thread each pass. 

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