Ultimately they produced a reweave, which overall was a visual match, but used a thicker yarn and had a notable red fleck which detracted from the simple duo-colour of the original.
The cloth I have stumbled across is woven from a yarn of a thickness between the screen-used and rewoven tweeds.
It has some very minor flecks, but in a light colour that do not distract too much from the overall look of the fabric.
I have made up a couple of jackets now in this new option, and it has proved very popular.
Personally I would recommend this cover over the current W Bill reweave, as it is closer to the original screen-used fabric.
I’ll make this new cloth the subject of a Fabric Friday very soon, so you can see a comparison between this and the two W Bill weaves.
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