To make your shopping experience as easy and pleasureable as possible, we have prepared the following information to help you with any queries you may have when purchasing any of our products.
Sizes & Ordering
Fabrics are approximately 140 cm wide (54inches), and available to order in full metres or increments of 0.1 metre (please note minimum order is 1 metre).
Each yarn is 50g and available in a ball or cone. Please state on the checkout when ordering if you have a preference.
The count refers to the density of a yarn. There are several different count systems around the world, the one we tend to use at Linton Tweeds is Nm (Number metric). This means weight of a yarn in relation to the length ie. the number of kg in a metre length of yarn. The lower the nm value, the denser the yarn is.
To work how long one of our 50g balls is – take the nm value, multiply by 1,000 and divide by 20 (50g x 20 =1kg).
The group of colours that are made up within each piece of fabric or yarn.
The words fabric and cloth are used in textile assembly trades (such as tailoring and dressmaking) as synonyms for textile. However, there are subtle differences in these terms in specialized usage. Textile refers to any material made of interlacing fibres. Fabric refers to any material made through weaving, knitting, spreading, crocheting, or bonding that may be used in production of further goods (garments, etc.). Cloth may be used synonymously with fabric but often refers to a finished piece of fabric used for a specific purpose (e.g., table cloth).