Houndstooth

April 7, 2010 at 11:03 pm | Posted in fabric and patterns | 1 Comment
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Houndstooth is one of my favorite patterns. I actually like it because it has a traditional feeling to it, it’s timeless. Houndstooth, houndstooth check or hound’s tooth is a characterized by broken checks or abstract four-pointed shapes. The traditional colors are black and white, although other colors are occasionally substituted for the black or the white. It originated in woven wool cloth of the Scottish Lowlands, but again are now used in many other materials.

As I said, I know its regarded as a traditional print and maybe you might think its too stuffy or maybe you picture Sherlock Holmes and his cap but it really can be quite modern and fun depending on how you use it!


(Better Homes & Gardens)


(Jay Jeffers)


(Just a Girl blog)


(Material Girls Blog)


(Osbourne & Little)


(Style Redux)

So what do you think? Still too traditional & stuffy?

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  1. I love them all.


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