How to successfully transition from winter to spring February 21 2022

So we may be coming towards the end of February but as this past weekend has shown we are certainly not through with winter. However with the White Snowdrops, colourful crocuses and the odd daffodil making an appearance I’m starting to get itchy feet about spring. Don’t get me wrong i love winter styling with chunk knits and tweed skirts but I am ready to start switching it up by incorporating some spring feels into my wardrobe.


I am not about to start insisting you go out and buy a whole new wardrobe just for spring but i can help you with just a few extra pieces to go with your existing winter wardrobe. So lets make a start...



Layers are Key

Spring can be glorious but it can also be pretty miserable in a matter of half an hour so on these days layers are your best friend. Think Lightweight sweaters, cardigans over a frilly Shirt. Alternatively you may already have one of our Ainderby Oversized Tops... this is great for layering as its already super roomy and you can even pair it with white jeans for a really fresh look


Choose light or Bright

Now dark colours such as navy or black aren’t just for winter but to help breathe new life into an outfit choose either a light or bright contrast in your layers, these can even be the accessories you wear, such as our new Knotted tweed Hair bands.


Transition the Classics for all year round wear.

Take advantage of your tweed skirt, a classic that can be worn all year round when paired with the right layers. As you transition from winter to spring you will start with the need to pair you skirt with tights however as the days get warmer you may opt of a lighter denier and as summer approaches you may decide to be bare legged with sandals however that’s a few months down the line from now. So in the meantime keep to tights and lighter colours on your the top half.

North East Living Magazine March 2022 February 17 2022

Thrilled to share this interview from north east living magazine written by Jenny Needham and photos from Sarah Caldecott photography

You can pick up a copy now to find out why I am passionate in using Yorkshires finest tweed when making my accessories and clothing.

Also a digital copy is available online, here's the link below

North East Living - Durham, Tees Valley and North Yorkshire | Living Magazine (

Sarah 💜

The perfect winter accessories for walking January 23 2022

One of our favourite walks has to be at Studley Royal Deer Park, near Ripon North Yorkshire. Beautiful parkland scenery with over 500 wild Red, Fallow and Sika Deer unfortunately we did get the chance to see any today however that certainly didn't spoil our Sunday walk with Bee.
My choice of outfit for our country walk:
Pactical as always this time of year calls for wellie boots, thick socks and a water proof coat to avoid any chance of a shower. I chose to Accessorise with our tweed snoods, cosy yet practical for fitting under a thick coat. You can find a large selection of tweed snoods available through the website, including in the Fern Tweed which I wore today.  
Extras you could add to your outfit include, the tweed hair scrunchie perfect for keeping your hair back on windy days...
Also the tweed headbands are super popular this time of year, keeping your hair in place but also keeping your ears warm on windy days. I plan to bring more tweed headbands to match the snoods in coming months

New For Spring March 30 2021


New For Spring... The Ainderby Oversized Top 


The Ainderby oversized Tweed Top is designed to be layered perfect for spring when temperatures can be mixed. The scooped neckline and batwing sleeve are perfect for this and you can always layer with a crisp white shirt or alternatively a polo neck top for those chillier days or evenings... pair with one of our stylish tweed snoods for that extra layer yet looking smart with jeans or with a pair of white trousers. I am super excited to present to you two classic colours for you to choose from,

Dove Grey or Navy Herringbone.   



This is no April fools I will be launching this product on Thursday evening at 7.30 with my first ever live over on instagram!!


Busting Myths about Tweed- is it itchy? March 18 2021

Busting Myths about Tweed!  


Todays Myth Buster is all about tweed and the association of it being itchy? 

So first we need to look back at the associations we have with tweed...

A lot of people associate Tweed with being the hairy coarse fabric their father or grandfather once wore in a jacket. This is likely to have been that of the traditional Harris Tweed which is almost a special case as most normal tweed cloth is now made from more prepared yarns with finer and smoother threads, so it's important to realise that there is a big difference between Harris tweed and that of Yorkshire Woven tweed.

Secondly we need to look at the production of the Tweed... 

In the present day, we now have multiple varieties of different types and weights of Wool Tweed for example... Worsted Wool is prepared differently to Harris Tweed and in turn so is Yorkshire Woven Tweed. 

Worsted Wool Yarn is prepared by combing individual strands to lie in the same direction and removing the smaller (hairier lengths) this makes the wool, finer, stronger and generally a tighter woven tweed... regarded as a high quality fabric. 

Harris tweed yarn doesn't undergo this technique so the resulting spun thread and cloth are consequently a bit thicker, bit hairier(itchier) and appears to be bulkier even for the same weight.

Yorkshire Woven Tweed is somewhere in the middle, it is softer, thinner and finer than that of the Harris Tweed however not to the extreme of the Worsted Wool making it the perfect cloth for me to create my amazing accessories and clothing.

And finally when producing garments for my Tweedy customers I not only source the right Tweed fabric that is perfectly apt for its job, I also prevent the source of itching by creating a barrier with either a polyester fleece lining... in most of my accessories or polyester satin lining in my clothing. 

Do you still have questions about the itch in the material? Get in touch,  

Sarah x